William Guthrie started his career at the age of 17 in Llangoed Hall, Wales working his way through the ranks before joining Castle House in Hereford followed by sister restaurant, La Rive.
After successful times in Hereford, new adventures beckoned and he spent time working on private yachts around the Greek Islands. At age 22 he returned to the UK and joined Mallory Court in Leamington Spa as Junior Sous Chef under the supervision of Simon Haigh. Over the next five years not only did he achieve the position of Head Chef of the restaurant but also helped the hotel gain a Michelin Star and three rosettes.
He left Mallory Court to pursue a new challenge, the design and opening of a restaurant with 10 rooms in Wiltshire, at the age of 27. Within 18 months of opening, the restaurant was awarded five gold stars by the AA, and was also placed in the top 100 restaurants in the UK. Following this, he moved back to the Cotswolds to become the Chef Director at the Churchill Arms, Paxford where he worked for three years to gain Michelin recognition and see the establishment become the only two-rosette pub in the north Cotswolds.
William has been at the helm of the kitchen at Buckland Manor since 2011 and during that time has put Buckland Manor back on the culinary map achieving three AA rosettes in 2014 and retaining them since.