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Meet the team

An introduction to some of Palé Hall's key personnel

Meet the team2019-07-25T08:34:14+00:00

Alan & Angela Harper

Owners

Alan Harper Angela Harper
Previously from telecoms and education backgrounds, Alan and Angela bought Palé in 2015 and shut the hotel for a year to undertake extensive renovations. Palé has become their new passion. They can often be seen at the hotel offering support to the team as well as welcoming guests into their ‘home’. Alan and Angela love spending time with their family and their four characterful dogs.

Debbie Cappadona

General Manager

Palé Hall General Manager Debbie Cappadona
Debbie’s knowledge and previous experience are set to take Palé on the next stage of its journey. She is fully focused on giving our guests the best of experiences and has a real eye for detail. She is a hands-on GM, leading by example, and is very much in evidence around the hotel. Debbie enjoys family life, with a husband and three sons at home plus her adorable dog Rossi.

Gareth Stevenson

Head Chef

Palé Hall Head Chef Gareth Stevenson
Gareth joined the team from the start and played a big part in preparing Palé for its opening, setting up the kitchen, creating menus, and even hanging pictures in the bedrooms. On his days off, Gareth enjoys relaxing at home with fiancé Maria, although relaxing is probably the wrong word as he is renovating his house along with having two young sons and two dogs.

Adam Cleal

Head Pastry Chef

Palé Hall Head Pastry Chef Adam Cleal
Adam started at Palé in 2016 before leaving to work for Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor. He returned to the kitchen last year where he has taken the title as Head Pastry Chef. Adam is always pushing himself and loves the challenge. When Adam allows himself to relax he enjoys visiting family back home and walking the dog with his partner.

Vicky Monroe

Restaurant Manager

Palé Hall Restaurant Manager Vicky Monroe
Vicky joined the restaurant team in October 2016 and has worked her way up to become Restaurant Manager. Vicky is a perfect example of how great staff development is here at Palé. We recruit the personality and she certainly has that in ‘bucket loads.’ Living in Bala, Vicky can often be seen walking her two Springers, Wilson and Kelsey.

Garry Clark

Sommelier

Palé Hall Sommelier Garry Clark
Garry joined the team in September 2018 and has transformed the wine & beverage offering. In line with the new bar, Garry has created a stunning selection of cocktails. If Garry were a cocktail, he would be an Old Fashioned because he is smooth and mellow.

Katy Ginty

Head Gardener

Palé Hall Head Gardener Katy Ginty
Katy joined the team in 2018 as head gardener having previously worked at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Her wealth of knowledge has really added to the gardening team. Katy is a real party girl, and her cheery work ethic and fabulous sense of humour make her a favourite within the team.