Andy Witheridge started out on the Michelin circuit after qualifying at Bournemouth Catering College many moons ago!! After years in the trade he set up on his own, providing outside catering services and consultancy work. Then after franchising a couple of local businesses he bought The Salty Monk with his wife in September 1999. Taking the business from derelict to divine became their passion, following it with local sourcing long before it was trendy and now supporting only artisan, small, local or english businesses along the way.
The Salty Monk has won numerous awards over the years but there is no denying that success lies in the consistent quality and attention to detail that they have shown over their 15 year tenure.