The Lade Inn,
Kilmahog, Callander.
Contact us on
01877 330152
or
info@theladeinn.com

The Team

Frank Park - Dad;  The Boss, Chief Barman and Bookeeper
Taking on The Lade back in 2005 it was a change for Frank having spent his life working in computers.  Although most of his time is spent doing paperwork for the day to day running of the pub he still manages to come down and work in the  bar on a Friday and Saturday night so he can enjoy the live Scottish music.  Having an interest in Ales and Wines helps Frank to keep our bar well stocked from Whisky to Fine Wines and not forgetting our own Real Ales and Guest Ales which feature during our annual Beer Festival.
In his spare time Frank likes to play Golf at the local Golf course and watch his beloved Chelsea on the telly as well as being part of many local Community groups including the Hydro Project.  

Rita Park - Mum; Sales Manager for Real ale shop.
Rita has had years of experience in customer service from working in many retail, catering and food shops throughout her life.  Starting off in the restaurant waitressing, doing bar work and helping in the kitchen where needed, Rita is now in charge of running our Real ale shop next door.  Being a T-total doesn’t seem to stop Rita from being a great saleswomen and being a dab hand at beer selling.
In her spare time she loves to be pampered by having a nice massage or going to the theatre.  Rita is a very keen gardener and not just buying and planting them but actually cultivating plants that came from family many years ago.  She also dotes on all 3 of her granddaughters and her new baby Grandson.      

Stephen Park - Son; Head Chef
Starting life as a college graduate he gained his chef training at Turnberry Hotel, where he worked for 4 years under Stuart Cameron.  He then moved back down south for the next 6 years to work at the Ritz London and then the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone.  Missing the cold winds, snow and Northern lights of old Aberdeen, he moved back up north in 2003 to work at the Square Restaurant, which has achieved an excellent reputation for its food.  He met his wife Laura while working at The Lade and they married in 2009.  He loves spending time with his family and enjoys taking Chloe swimming and spending time with the new addition to the family Baby Oliver born December 2015.  He is an avid Chelsea fan and enjoys a round of golf.  
   
Laura Park – Daughter in law; Restaurant Manager  
Laura joined us when we first took over The Lade starting off working part time then moving to Supervisor and finally becoming Manager.  She has spent many years waitressing and has a passion for customer service.  Photography is her other passion and you can find some of her work for sale in our restaurant.  Becoming a Mummy in 2011 Laura has taken a more behind the scenes roll she is the one in charge of the website and social media sites as well as being the one who does the special event planning.  She spends most of her time bringing up Chloe and Oliver and training them at The Lade Inn. Her hobbies include Photography and Travel. 
Chloe and Oliver Park - 5 year old and Baby brother 
Chloe is the daughter of Stephen and Laura Park born in August 2011.  She loves coming to the pub and meeting new people and being spoiled by the staff.  Our Waitress in training you will probably see her helping out around the place and playing with the toys as well as making sure that any Customer's dogs are well fed with dog biscuits.  She also loves to help Grandma out in the shop.  Oliver was born in December 2015 so not quite at the training stage yet.

Alison, Fred, Daisy and Honeyrose Wilde
When the business was first set up there were two other family members involved.  Alison (then Park) and her Husband Fred.  They both put a lot of their own personality into the business with Fred’s artwork being displayed in our restaurant,  and  both having a background knowledge in wine and marketing to name but a few.  After having their first Daughter Daisy and being married by our Inglenook fireplace, Fred and Alison decided it was time for a change.  They are now very much settled in Somerset and have another beautiful daughter called Honeyrose.  And not to forget Coco the Spaniel.  

Raymond - Second Chef
Raymond started working at The Lade when the last owners had it and is a well-liked member of staff.  Originally coming from Budapest, Hungary Raymond has improved greatly in speaking English and understanding the Scottish sense of humour.  A very laid back person is just what the kitchen needed as the heat of the kitchen can sometimes become too much and Raymond certainly takes things in his stride.  In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife Bernadett, Daugher Liliane and little boy Christopher.  He loves football and watching films in his spare time. 

Robert – Supervisor and Shop assistant
Robert came to work for us in 2011 and we are very happy he did.  A great worker and very fast talker it can sometimes be hard to keep up with his fast pace around the restaurant.  A chirpy chap Robert has a very friendly and helpful attitude about him which makes him great for working at The Lade.  He is a very social type and likes meeting with friends for a quiet drink and chat which he is very good at but talks so fast that sometimes it is quite hard to understand what he is saying.  
Shayne - Waiter and Kitchen Porter 

Shayne has been working for us since he was just a young lad first starting out as a shy boy cleaning dishes.  He has now left school and is currently doing an electrical apprenticeship and works for us at the weekends.  He now is much more confident and works well front of house as he has a very approachable personality and is very friendly.  In his spare time he likes to spend time with his girlfriend and friends.  He has an interest in Cars.  


Carlos - Kitchen Porter 

Our quietest member of staff although we are getting him out of his shell a bit.  Carlos has recently started working for us in the kitchen and he is very hard working.   He is a very polite young lad and currently attends McLaren High School. 

Florence - Waitress

Back at The Lade Inn now that she has graduated from University and moved back from the big city of Edinburgh to Callander. Florence is a very friendly and approachable, hard working girl who is excellent with the customers.  In her spare time she loves to cycle, go to the gym, spend time with her boyfriend and her friends.  


Sam - Waiter and Kitchen Porter

Sam has been with us for many years.  A very laid back lad Sam turns his hand to anything whether its working in the restaurant, bar or helping Stephen and Raymond in the kitchen.  In his spare time he loves watching football and going to the games.  


Kate - Waitress

Kate has been working in Hospitality for many years with alot of experience in pub work locally.  She has a very bubbly personality and works well in the team.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.  

Cieran -  Waiter 
Our newest member of staff.  Currently in training but great with the customers and gets on well as part of a team.

Visit Scotland Best Bars Award
The Lade Inn one of VisitScotlands first ever acredited Best Bars in Scotland

Forth Valley good food award winner
Forth Valley Good Food for All Awards
Winner - Best Informal Eating Place

best local eating award
CAMRA have awarded the Lade Inn the first LocAle Accreditation in the Forth Valley, indeed this is probably the first award in Scotland. Click here to read more.

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