DANNY BOZIC

Danny Bozic - Executive Chef and founder of Charter 1227 Catering.
Danny has been fortunate in his time to have worked with some of the greatest chefs in some of the most prestigious hotels & restaurants in the UK.

 

About DannyStarting at Oxford Catering College to gain his formal qualifications he then trained under the acclaimed chef Ian Morgan at the Bear Hotel in Woodstock, during this time 2 AA rosettes were awarded and maintained.

In 1997 he moved to the UK Hotel of the Year, the 5 Star, 2 AA rosetted Bath Spa as junior sous chef working under Jonathon Fraser. After 2 years at this level and wishing to move up to the world of Michelin starred cookery Danny moved to the Cotswolds to The Lords of the Manor Hotel under the renowned Michelin starred chef John Campbell. Danny’s first Head Chef position came next at the stunning Swan Diplomat Hotel in Stratley-on-Thames, here he was responsible for successfully maintaining their 2 AA rosettes. While he was based in London Danny also used his limited days off to spend time with some of the UK's greatest chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Waring and John Williams to gain a greater knowledge of Michelin Starred cooking.

In 2002 he was approached by renowned critic from the Johansson guide, Jenny Copen-Gardener to take up the position of Executive Head Chef of The Blakeney Hotel in Norfolk. Here he was tasked with raising the quality of the all the food offerings at the hotel also to include growing the banqueting and wedding department. It was here that Danny won his first AA rosette under his own name.

After achieving and maintaining this award it was time for Danny to pursue his dream of opening his own restaurant and in 2005 together with his family Danny took on The Barford Inn & Restaurant located just outside Salisbury. 

In his first year Danny won Chef of the Year in Excellence and subsequently as the restaurant’s reputation developed he entered the Wiltshire Life Chef of The Year Awards. In 2006 he came second to the 2 Michelin starred Martin Burges of Whatley Manor and again in 2007 he came second to Michelin starred Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park Hotel. It was also here that Danny first started to cater for weddings and events under his own name.

In 2008 Danny achieved his ultimate dream by opening Charter 1227 Restaurant in the historic Market Square of Salisbury. Unfortunately, in 2011 a fire in the adjoining pub damaged the restaurant along with other businesses and devastatingly shut Charter 1227 Restaurant for 15 months. During this closure Danny followed a varied path, working for various charities, helping at other local establishments together with working at 2 AA rosetted Bowood House.About Danny 2

After much soul searching and a considerable effort Charter 1227 Restaurant reopened. Danny took this opportunity to improve and step up the restaurant experience for his guests. His fantastic team and family were now providing what many considered to be the best fine dining restaurant in the area. 

Alongside the restaurant Danny also set up Charter BBQ Kitchen with his famous giant charcoal swing grill, often to be found at food festivals, large events and Christmas markets. “The Fat Gringo” was also added to the Charter group for a street food, Tex-Mex offering. 

While running the restaurant Danny started to receive more requests from customers to cater for their weddings and celebrations. For several years Danny balanced both areas of the business until October 2019 when he sold the restaurant to establish Charter 1227 Catering, concentrating on continuing to provide Charter 1227 excellent food and service for outside catering across Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Dorset.

“My food philosophy is based around sourcing the best ingredients possible, utilising local suppliers when produce is at its best or further afield when necessary. Treating ingredients in a manner that allows them to shine, combining classical flavours and methods with my own techniques and presentation style”.