We are delighted to have Tim and Conor with us from Trullo Restaurant in London.
Trullo opened in June 2010, and offers a simple, seasonally focused, Italian inspired menu that changes daily. Fresh hand-made pasta and our charcoal grill are the counterpoints of the menu at Trullo, the pasta rolled minutes before service, and the fish and meat cooked over burning coals.
Tim Siadatan was one of the original 15 trainees in the first year of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen back in 2002. After graduating, Tim got a scholarship to work under Luke Mangan in Sydney, before returning to London to work at St John for two awe-inspiring and eye-opening years, during which he was the youngest chef in the kitchen by about 8 years. After a failed attempt to start a farm in the Cotswolds, Tim was made head chef for the newly opened ‘QI Club’, a private members club in Oxford for the likes of John Lloyd, Stephen Fry, Dawn French and Lenny Henry. Tim retuned to London and spent three years working under the direction of Sam and Sam Clark at Moro, before opening Trullo in June 2010 and Padella in 2016 with his business partner, Jordan Frieda.
Conor Gadd joined Trullo in 2011, was made Head Chef in 2013, and became an owner in 2017. Conor started in kitchens as a 16 year old under Paul Rankin in Belfast, before training at Ballymaloe in Cork. He then moved to London and worked at Ottolenghi and Terroir prior to joining Trullo. Conor’s passion for produce-driven, ingredient-led cooking, together with his focus on ‘forgotten’ kitchen skills such as butchery and bread making have made central to Trullo’s evolution over the last 7 years
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