Meet some of the team

Chef:Patron Dave Wall and Head Chef, Karl Green

Chef/Patron Dave Wall and Head Chef, Karl Green

We call Dave Wall and Karl Green “The Dynamic Duo” as they are the powerhouse behind our wonderful kitchen team …we also call them many other things.

Dave was The Unruly Pig’s first Head Chef when we opened in April 2015. A catastrophic fire intervened in June 2015 forcing closure.Upon reopening in December 2015, Karl joined the team as a Sous Chef and deservedly worked his way up to Head Chef. Dave, Chef Patron and Karl, Head Chef now lead a kitchen brigade of 10 chefs most of whom have worked at The Unruly Pig for 5 years plus. Together, they lead a tight and loyal team.

Other than cooking, their passion is sport and are both rugby mad. Dave is the proud father of two children, Dexter and Ruby. And in 2023 , Karl also became the proudest father in the land with the birth of his son and heir, Ezra William Green. They are inseparable and Karl is besotted.

Brendan, the owner, regularly drives Dave and Karl bonkers (but also loves them both very dearly).

Jackie Ha - General Manager

We had three attempts at recruiting Jackie in the past but eventually we got there when we appointed him General  Manager in 2023. Jackie already had a successful  history of working with Chef Patron Dave in his previous career  (and indeed they both attended the same school). Jackie is known for his calm and professional approach, his motivational skills and for being a great team member to work with. His father came to the UK as part of the “Vietnamese Boat People “ diaspora: Jackie’s work ethic is therefore legendary. A keen foodie (who is also very knowledgeable about wine), his main interests (obsessions ?) are Ipswich Town Football Club and Trixie (his long haired dachshund).

Corin Troung, Senior Sous Chef

Corin Troung, Senior Sous Chef

Corin Troung’s family were also “Vietnamese Boat People” escaping after the Vietnam war in the late 1970’s. He has been in hospitality effectively all his life as his parents and grandparents own and run the best Chinese/ Viet restaurant in Ipswich. Corin is our quiet and calm force in the kitchen and has worked his way up from Chef de Partie to Senior Sous Chef. A keen skier, golfer and squash player, he is a raving Arsenal fan and loves everything about Star Wars (and even dresses in costume to go to Star War film premieres …….really?)

Bianca Bradley-Kidd, Assistant Restaurant Manager

Bianca is justly and proudly Puerto Rican but has lived in the UK for 13 years. She did her degree in hospitality and has worked on our sector ever since. She is known for her calm, engaging, enthusiastic and professional approach. Nothing flaps Bianca and that’s because when not working at The Unruly Pig, she has more than her hands full raising two children, with the dedicated help of her husband. Passionate and knowledgable about food, in those rare moments she has to herself, her main interests are gardening and, of course, cooking.

Jason King -Wine Guru

Jason is the type of chap who makes you feel better about life. He is probably the most popular member of our team. Jason is known for his kindness, consideration, cheerfulness and positivity. He is , of course, a dab hand at our Unruly cocktails but his real passion is wine. To hear Jason wax lyrical about wine is a thing of wonder. He is king of our wine flights. Jason is animal crazy and has a veritable menagerie of animals at home. Other than his animals, Jason’s other main interest is cars where he has an encyclopaedic knowledge!

Careers at the Unruly Pig

Olly Morgan - Duty Manager

Olly started at The Unruly Pig as a bar man but his huge talents are such that he quickly and easily worked his way up to join our managerial team. Olly is a dab hand at mixology and many of the Unruly cocktails are his creation. Olly’s passions are wine, BMW’s, motorbikes and playing the FX (foreign exchange) markets. Olly is such a fashionista that he is also known as The Pig’s best dressed man!

Luke Barnes - Restaurant Supervisor

After spells working on cruise ships (and then as a mixologist in New York), Luke joined Team Unruly in late 2023 and has fitted in like a glove ever since. Hard working, knowledgeable, kind and engaging, our Luke is wise beyond his years and a real asset to The Unruly Pig. In his spare time, Luke is a very keen golfer as well as Spurs supporter.