Before starting Bones Entertainment Lee’s background was in cooking. Training at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, Restaurant Marcus Wareing and Restaurant Tom Aikens before taking the helm as Head Chef of Hedone, then ranked as #7 in the UK and #60 in the world’s Best Restaurants, holding one Michelin Star.
Alongside this he also worked or staged at a number of one, two and three Michelin starred restaurants in the UK and abroad, including The Fat Duck, The Ledbury, The Square, Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Pollen Street Social, Amador, Viajante, Trinity, Restaurant Tim Raue and Villa Merton.
Since 2015 we’ve run a series of sold out supper clubs and residencies around London, Cardiff and the South West.
These events showcase the best of the UK’s produce over multi- course menus and have been featured in national press, with Lee also being shortlisted for Chef of the Year at the Young British Foodie Awards, the only chef without a restaurant to ever achieve this, from just supper clubs.
in 2017 and 2018 we collaborated with Boardmasters festival to create the first restaurant in the festival’s 50 year history.
In 2020 Lee started the Bones Supper Club after a long time away from restaurants due to injury. Starting from scratch and cooking for just one table each service in his living room, the Bones Supper Club quickly became renowned as one of Cardiff's top dining experiences. From it's reopening after lockdown in May 2021 until its close on september 30th, every single table was sold out, and the supper club was named as Cardiff's Best New Restaurant in 2020, despite being in Lee's living room!
In September 2021 we launched a popup named 40 days, 40 nights with the aim of opening a restaurant. The popup sold out all 650 spaces within 3 days and led to the opening of Cora in Pontcanna, with a year long lease. During our first year we were fully booked for every service. We ran a crowdfunder to equip the restaurant, raising £26k. Due to the success of the crowdfunder, in January 2023 we were able to relocate Cora to our own permanent premises opposite Cardiff Castle and open our second venue, our wine and seafood bar JACKSON’S