Pam and Les Bell, the proprietors, have been self-employed for more than thirty years. This new venture has come after a two-year semi-retirement. They formerly owned Maples Coffee Shop in St Werburgh's Square in Birkenhead from 1997-2008. This was a family-run business which included themselves, their daughter and Pam's mother. Now in her mid-eighties, Pam's mother has even made an appearance at Chantilly in her usual role of washing dishes.
Les is a qualified baker, confectioner and chef pâtissier. All products are handmade by Les and range from delicious pies, quiches, curry, and chilli to scones, Eccles cake, fresh cream cakes, Bakewells, etc. In fact, Les is known as 'Uncle Pie' to family members, who include Hoylake's very own 'The Coral'.
Front-of-house and interior design is the responsibility of Pam who has plenty of experience from previous businesses.