Behind Create Café are a team of incredible people.
James, Head Chef
James has worked his way from pot wash at a local hotel to sous chef at the award winning Create restaurant in Leeds with 9 years of experience at Harvey Nichols. Much of the homemade food is of James’s making, and his passion for the craft is clear when you taste his delicious cakes. Working much of his career under Richard Walton-Allen has rubbed off on James with his passion for local seasonal food, picked at its prime and cooked simply to sing on the plate.
“I’ve made food for as long as I can remember, so to be able to build the Café around the freedom of our ideas is amazing. We really hope the terrific people of Wakefield take us to their hearts and use the Café for meeting with friends, networking events or even order food for their event or business. Nothing is too much trouble.”
Shaun Mounsey, manager, has 17 years of experience working in the hospitality industry starting out as a pot washer in a city
centre restaurant before working his way through a variety of roles up to bar manager at Harvey Nichols and restaurant manager for a lovely village
restaurant before being head hunted to work at Create. Shaun thoroughly enjoys the challenge of running Wakefield’s newest Café and is keen to get involved with local businesses, charities and social schemes. If you know of anything that Shaun or the other members of the team would like to get involved in then please don’t hesitate to call.
“Wakefield is turning into a very cosmopolitan city, and with our artisan piazza, large, spacious and open atmosphere the space lends itself well for corporate events as well as a working lunch that you can grab and go or, if you have a few extra minutes, can sit and be waited on.”