Nadia CheddiShop Manager
Since joining Nicholsons, Nadia has worked her way up from Rosara assistant to shop manager by providing great customer care with a level of knowledge and efficiency second to none. With a background in retail management at major names such as Karen Millen and Topshop, this bright spark among the Nicholson ranks is one to watch.
Jess Latham-WardeRosara Manager
Jessica Latham-Warde is our bright and bubbly Rosara Manager. When Nicholsons was ready to launch its new outdoor furniture brand, Rosara, Jess was recruited to the role. Building the brand from scratch alongside our director Liz, Jess is the driving force behind Rosara’s success over prior years and has been working tirelessly with her small team to make sure all of our products are equal to none.
George LandlessRetail Sales Assistant
George Landless is our multi-tasking wiz and Retail Sales Manager. George is primarily part of the plant centre team, working closely with Jess and Nadia to help with any enquires around the products we offer. However, on the days she is not tending to our great plants, she is over in the Yurt with us making some great tasting coffees and serving some stupendous food. Due to her multitalented skill set and a vast knowledge of our plants and cafe makes her the true all-star of Nicholsons.
Inga KebleryteYurt manager
‘Inga Keblerytė is our Yurt Manager. She has over nine years of experience in the restaurant industry, formerly working at Yarnton Nurseries Garden Centre, and has been a supervisor for five years. A native of Lithuania, Inga appreciates good food and is committed to Nicholson’s philosophy of sustainability. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travelling and walking in the beautiful British countryside. Inga helps to coordinate the serving team and ensure guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience in the Yurt.
Luis ShumiHead Chef
Luis Viega is our ‘chefe Supremo’ (or supreme chef). The Portuguese native heads up the Yurt kitchen team with an impressive 8 years of experience in commercial kitchens behind him. Having worked in massive brand restaurant chains such as Carluccio’s and Bill’s, as well as the, former high-end, Café Villandry based in Bicester Village, there’s no doubt he knows great tasting food. Luis knowledge and ability to come in and help produce great, simple and surprising food means is he is an indispensable part of our growing team.
Penny TroughtonPastry Chef/Kitchen Manager
Our master baker, sous chef and everyone’s adopted work mum, Penny has been working in commercial kitchens all around Oxfordshire for the past 9 Years. Since a young age Penny has always been a big fan of baking and making things for people to enjoy. A few years ago, she found work with our great and trusted supplier North Aston Organics. During this time, Penny handpicked the types of vegetables and leaves that we use in our delicious Yurt dishes today (talk about knowing your ingredients). In addition to her time spent at North Aston Organics, Penny has worked in other notable places like the Muddy Duck Pantry, and Delicacy in Chipping Norton. Either way, if you know Penny, you will already know she is a world class baker.
Ryan O'SullivanYurt Assistant
Ryan is our latest addition to The Yurt team and has joined the team to support our lovely manager Inga. Ryan has been very busy in the years running up to his time at the Yurt, gaining a degree in sports coaching at Cardiff, between jobs in hospitality at The Holt Hotel and Woodstock Arms. Ryan is passionate about quality food and its presentation, and in his spare time loves playing and watching Cricket.