Chef Judge Hywel Griffith – Chef Judge
Head Chef and Director – Beach House Oxwich
Acclaimed Chef and native Welshman Hywel Griffith is a fluent Welsh speaker, grew up in Bethesda in Gwynedd and honed his craft at Coleg Menai in Bangor, before graduating to the Lanesborough in London.
His next role was as Sous Chef with Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, before returning to Wales as Sous Chef at Ynyshir Hall, near Machynlleth. During his time at Ynyshir Hall the restaurant achieved three Rosettes and a Michelin star.
His first Head Chef position was at Paul Heathcote’s Longridge Restaurant where he earned three AA Rosettes. In 2011, he moved into the Head Chef role at Freemasons at Wiswell which became the first and only pub restaurant in the UK to be awarded a cooking score of 7/10 in The Good Food Guide.
Hywel opened Beach House in June 2016 and has been met with nothing but praise ever since, winning a number of awards including Swansea Bay Best Restaurant 2017 and AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales 2018, 3AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star.