Head Chef & Owner : Dave

Chef : Dan

Kitchen Assistant : Ewan







Owner : Remy

Waiting Staff : Zak & Ben




Growing up on the family farm in Llansadwrn, his father a wholesale fruit and vegetable merchant and inspired by his mother's wonderful cooking, Dave was destined to be a chef from an early age. 


He began his catering career at the age of fourteen and made his way through the ranks from pot washer to head chef. Dave origianally trained at Pibwrlydd College in Carmarthen and has worked in restaurants and hotels around the country. As well as being a prolific after dinner speaker, Dave also enjoys his role as a competition judge.


His dream had always been to run his own restaurant and this was realised when Valans opened it's doors in 2005. Dave has appeared on Britain's Best Dish  (ITV) and Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars (Channel5).


Star Sign: Leo

Springboard Future Chef Winning Mentor 2018




Before settling in Wales Remy worked as a PA in the music and theatre business, a career which took her all over the world and ignited her love of travel.


Remy enjoys cooking for her family, fine wines and sleep, usually in that order.


Pictured here with her two children, Zak and Ewan, on a very cold New Year's Eve in Rome, Remy hopes to one day retire to a sunny hilltop in Italy.


Star Sign: Leo

Weirdest Day: Stephen Hawkin, Ice-T & Gary Barlow





Dan began working at Valans at just sixteen, originally a

waiter he soon joined the kitchen team and worked his

way to Chef.


A frustrated singer-songwriter, Dan can often be heard

belting out a classic tune from the kitchen and would

love to be part of a choir. His other talents include

blowing a balloon up with a single breath. We can confirm,

following extensive testing, that his heart is in full working



Dan measures up at an impressive 6ft 4", shirt size 17.5",

shoe size 11 and waist 34". A man of simple pleasures, he

loves drinking Lucozade, Tango and Irn Bru .


Favourite Food: Ginger Biscuits

Champion of Valans Six Nations Dream Team



Zak is at his happiest when enjoying good food, beer and prosecco. Having been with us for several years, he now

works with us full-time.


On the rare occasions that he leaves his room and his beloved XBox, Zak enjoys thinking about his beloved XBox and dreams of faster internet speeds.


Zak lives in Llandybie where in his considered opinion the internet connection is not fast enough but even that is faster than Pablo.


Star SIgn: Virgo

Favourite Car: Pablo



Ben is currently studying for his A-levels at Coleg Sir Gar.


Ben's hobbies include painting, drawing and spending too much of his earnings on clothes!  A young man with a naturally creative flair, he loves to decorate jackets and backpacks. 


A whizz with a potato peeler and a demon in the sink, Ben lives in Llandybie with his family.


Favourite Food: Bakewell Tart

Favourite Film: La La Land



Ewan is currently studying at  Ysgol Bro Dinefwr and joins us at the weekends.


A determined young man with a wicked sense of humour, he fits right in with the kitchen team. His many talents include sleeping through pretty much anything, gaming, gaming and more gaming.


Ewan lives in Llandybie with his family.


Star SIgn: Sagittarius

Favourite Food: Hoisin Duck Wraps

Find us at:

29 High Street



SA18 3HX


Call us on:

01269 851288

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Please speak to us about the ingredients in your meal, when making your order. 

Some of our Valans made dishes may contain the following allergens; Cereals containing gluten,Peanuts, Nuts, Milk, Soya, Mustard, Lupin, Eggs, Fish, Celery, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Sesame seeds, Sulphur dioxide.