Our Team

Michael, our Head Chef, started out as a coal miner. When the pits shut, he washed pots and slowly worked his way through the ranks in many famous restaurants. He then set off around the world.  On his return he met Jane and realised that she and Sarah had the same goal: to create a sustainable restaurant using really local food. And here we are!


Lee started working in his local chip shop where he developed a passion for food. He took off for London's top restaurants working his way in many famous kitchens. He met Mike and joined the Whitehouse. His quiet determination and quest for perfection lifts all our standards.

Jane, a lawyer by day, opened The Whitehouse with Sarah in 2003. Jane is active in the Slow Food movement and in promoting our delicious food. She is also a director of the Morvern Community Development Company and Slow Adventuring, and a judge in the International Marmalade Competition!

Sarah co-owns and runs Lochaline Stores as well as running the operational side of the Whitehouse and is the Crew Manager for the local volunteer fire service. She has a young family: Archie and Eadie, who regularly help our head gardener Lesley. Sarah is a director of the Morvern Community Development Company.

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