With a passion for food, crazy ideas and a method that is sometimes a bit outside the box, I was lucky enough to take over the Oakwood in 2016 and have been on a vertical learning curve ever since.
With a super supportive family and a love of feeding people, we sat down and thought about what we like to eat. The answer was simple, recipes were tweaked, eyes were rolled and we changed the menu to reflect food that evokes memories from childhood and my years of living in the UK.
We have stripped back the Oakwood style to what I think is are its strengths which is a local family restaurant with the ability to offer home made dishes at a reasonable price.
We know we’ve lost some of your favourites along the way but we think you’ll like what you find and if you have a yearning for something you don’t see on the menu, just ask and if we can whip up one of our old classics for you we’d be only too happy to do so.
At the helm we have John/Johan our zen master who knows things before anyone else and is a dab hand at everything.
There is Justin, Steven, Sierra, Jamo and Selasi looking after the prep and the line and anything in between that needs doing.
Last and certainly not least we have William, Victor, Tristin and Jordan who are the real heroes by cleaning up after all of us (and you). Without them we would not function.
A solid team who spend as much time seeing to your needs as laughing and giving the back a hard time.
Kendra, Erna, Erin, Silas, Crystal, Maddie, Jess, Maria & Emma have so much experience and enthusiasm they should bottle it and sell it.
If there is something they don’t know about our history, menu and all things Oakwood related it isn’t worth knowing. Believe me when I say you are in great hands!