Meet The Team


Elaine – owner

Age – Don’t ask!

Born – Kendal, Lake District

Fascinating fact – Elaine was asked to be the Christmas Cake maker for Fortnum & Mason after their director was given one of her cakes to try by a mutual friend. She turned it down to focus on her restaurant.

Favourite dish at The Raven – Lamb rump with black pudding wellington. Heaven!

Hobbies – gardening, crochet, reading & spending time with Faith

Nickname – Queen


John – owner

Age – same as a good Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Born – Blackley, Manchester

Fascinating Fact – John used to be wine merchant to Manchester Town Hall and has visited every cognac producer in France.

Favourite dish at The Raven – Fish n chips with gravy!

Hobbies – horse racing, reading; especially 1st & 2nd world war factual books

Nickname – Johnny


Rachel – owner & chef

Age – approaching 40 way too fast!

Born – Kendal, lake district

Fascinating fact – Rachel was the youngest sole female licensee in the country

Favourite dish at The Raven- too many to mention but tempura oysters & lobster thermidor are definitely up there. Any seafood really.

Hobbies – music festivals, reading cook books, movies & spending time with family whenever possible

Nickname – Chef


Jamie – Restaurant Manager

Age – twentysomething

Born – Salisbury

Fascinating fact – Jamie is a pescatarian. A vegetarian that eats fish.

Favourite dish at The Raven – Tandoori halloumi burger

Hobbies – spending time with his daughter & partner Emma, motorsports. Jamie & Emma also foster guide dog puppies in training.

Nickname – Jambo


Andrew – KP

Age – thirtyish

Born – Warrington

Fascinating fact –

Favourite dish at The Raven – EVERYTHING! Best bit about my job is being Rachel’s guinea pig!

Hobbies – Following rugby league, especially Warrington Wolves, pc gaming & hanging out with my little nephew

Nickname – Derby