Being able to accomodate up to 250 residents at the Dragon, and also being open to non-residents, Breakfast is the time of day when things need to run with precision control. It is often the first contact that many guests have with the dining experiences that we have to offer, so nothing but the best is acceptable!
May 2010 was extremely busy for the hotel, with almost 100% Occupancy for the entire month. With this in mind, Mark took to the occupancy with delight and revelled in being constantly under more pressure than usual. Almost single-handedly he managed to cook for and feed up to 160 guests on a daily basis, without problem or delay. The feedback from the guests staying at the Hotel has been phenomenal, with every one saying that it is possibly the best Breakfast they have ever had!
Mark Edwards, 33, started working at the Holiday Inn in Swansea in 1997 as a Kitchen Porter and quickly climbed the ranks to Commis Chef. From there, Holiday Inn appointed him as Breakfast Chef, a role in which he continued as Hoilday Inn departed and The Dragon Hotel returned, and has now been in the position for 8 years. It’s a tough role, working 6 days a week, starting at 5am everyday.
When Mark isn’t feeding the masses ready for their day ahead he thoroughly enjoys his role as Dad to Jack and Shona and utilising his mechanical skills to buy, improve and sell-on cars and motorbikes. His refurbished vehicles have been in Ripspeed Car Shows and he has previously been the proud owner of a Kowasaki Ninja ZX-6R.