Executive Chef & Co-owner
Born in Buckinghamshire, Mark Jarvis began his culinary career at the age of 16 training at Chesham Park Community College. He went on to take up a role at the Michelin-starred Lords of the Manor, in the Cotswolds, as chef de partie, before joining Michelin two-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons as demi chef de partie, working under Raymond Blanc for two years. He went on to open Blanc’s pub, The Thatch, before moving to London in 2008, where he worked as senior chef de partie at Sauterelle in The Royal Exchange in the City and then as sous chef at the Michelin-starred Texture. In 2012, Jarvis accepted his first head chef role at the Blueprint Café in London, and in 2013 became executive head chef of The Bingham Hotel in Richmond. After leaving The Bingham Hotel in 2015, Jarvis went on to pursue his own first venture – Anglo, in Farringdon – which launched in March 2016. The Spotted Dog is his first project outside of London.
Our Head Chef Murry, began his career at the classically French fine dining restaurant - La Pont de la Tour in London. However it was whilst working at the one Michelin starred restaurant, The Green House in Mayfair, where Murray found his passion for cooking and honed his culinary skills.
Murry trained under Mark Jarvis at the Blueprint Café London and the Bingham Hotel Richmond.
A highlight of Murry's career was being hired as Sous Chef on the QE2 in Dubai, where he was subsequently promoted to Head Chef.
Murry's last role was working at The Stables Restaurant, Cantley House, before seizing the opportunity here at The Spotted Dog; his first Head Chef role in the UK.
Tel. 01582 841004
8 High St. Flamstead, St. Albans, Herts.
Monday - Saturday
09.00 - 23.00
09.00 - 22.00
8 HIGH ST. FLAMSTEAD ST. ALBANS AL3 8BS