The Crew

Nadia Joachim

Little Guest Relations Manager

Hello my name is Nadia, you’ll see me around showing the little guests where to play and all the games and fun things to do at the hotel. I love working here i have so much fun. I love meeting new guests and going swimming in the pool. We play games together and some times the bar man brings us milkshakes. Saturday nights are fun, some times my mommy and daddy let me join the party and i dance with the little guests.

Hope to meet you all soon. Nadia x

Dino & Arina Joachim

Owners

We hope you love the island and The Nightingale as much as we do. If there is anything you need, just scream.

Sam Edward Parkinson

Head Chef

I’m island born and bred I’ve been working in kitchens since I was 16. I started from the bottom as a kitchen porter and worked my way up the ranks in kitchens across the island.

Here at The Nightingale we have the freshest ingredients which are grown locally, picked fresh and delivered the next day with a maximum travel of 4 miles. I’ve worked in some of the top hotels and restaurants, yacht clubs and pubs across the island which has progressed my experience.

I’m extremely proud to hold a Rosette for The Nightingale and our team We’re looking forward to grabbing our second soon. Sam Parkinson Head chef The Nightingale Hotel, Bar & Restaurant.

Charlie Ashton

General Manager

The Nightingale Hotel is the first job I’ve ever had. I’veĀ been here since early 2016 I started off in the kitchen as a dishwasher and slowly worked my way up to waiter and then head waiter. I was then trained for assistant manager position by the manager, then Dino, in the daily operations of all departments in the hotel. My aspirations were to become manager within the next few years but the owners believed I was ready for the responsibilities now and promoted me this year to manager, under their close watchful eyes. The Nightingale has made my aspirations possible to achieve, it is more than a job for me here its an education and a career. I have passion for work at the most unique and fun hotel on the isle and looking after our guests, whatever their needs. I find the most rewarding feeling is when a guest is happy and we have been apart of making that guest happy.

Word from the owners – Charlie is now our General manager. He might be young and the AA will surly despise having a 19-year-old as a GM but this isn’t their hotel. Charlie is one of the hardest workers I have ever met and though he is inexperienced, he has heart, passion, and a Nightingale education to give your stay that unique experience! With every passing day he improves his managerial skills. The Nightingale is lucky to have him.

Laura Pike

Waitress

I’ve lived on the Isle of Wight for most of my life, as I moved over here at such a young age that I cannot even remember the move. Over the years, I have loved living on this Island as it has many things to do and see including annual festivals. The views are extraordinary. Personally, I consider the Island a lovely place and very family friendly.

I’ve worked in the kitchens of Cafes and hotels since I was around 12 years of age. This consisted of kitchen porting and occasional light Waitressing. I worked in a variety of hotels until I was employed at the Nightingale in August 2016 where I am continuing to improve my waiting skills. The bosses and kitchen staff are so very welcoming and make me feel comfortable especially in my early days of working here. The chefs produce high quality and tasteful food made from local produce to suit all guests preferences.

I am proud to say that this hotel is the best I’ve worked in where I learn new things each and every day. It makes a change working for great people who are all so friendly and make you feel more like family than colleagues. I consider my self to be very friendly, outgoing and well organised. I enjoy working with the team here at The Nightingale as we’re all lovely people and get on well with one another despite our little tiffs. On the whole, it’s a lovely place full of joy, love and laughter.

Conner Thompkins

Head Waiter