The Team

We are a collective of likeminded people, committed to making our visitors feel utterly at ease when they visit the Find. 

DAVID ORME

David Orme

A fan of traditional values, David can also be enticed by shiny newfanglements. An epicurean and polymath, he has travelled widely around the globe – sometimes in style, at other times with a simple backpack. He has worked for big business, in design and horticulture, and brought up two daughters.

In establishing The Find, David’s passion for life’s pleasures – exceptional food, great company and memorable experiences – have all come together. David remains The Find’s driving force, leading a team of loyal and likeminded staff.

CLAIRE STOREY

Claire Storey

Perceptive and practical, Claire is the stylish creator of The Workplace, The Find’s companion business. With a talent for (metaphorically) spinning plates, she is able to keep even the most challenging project on track. She also has a knack for bringing David’s broad vision into focus when required.

Claire’s has travelled and trekked widely, and still loves to explore the world’s farthest-flung places. Her other interests include photography, psychology, human biology, teaching and house-building – appropriate for dealing with the multifaceted character of The Find.

MEET OUR STAFF

ADRIAN

A self-confessed perfectionist, Adrian has a fascination with computers. His other love is coffee – his favourite blend being Arbor Shangri-la, which he could happily drink all day long. He loves the fact that every day at The Find is different and brings new challenges.

What is your favourite item on the menu?
The smashed avocado (vegetarian-option) with sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese rocks!

CHARLOTTE

A proud Filipina, Charlotte relaxes by spending time with her daughter, and enjoys when they cook together. She loves The Find’s homemade pulled lamb flatbreads and would recommend them to anyone who wants to try something new.

Tell us something about you we might not know about you
Singing is one of my passions; I can really express myself through music.

EMILY

Always striving to be plastic and waste free, Emily has embraced The Find’s mission to leave a light a carbon footprint. As committed to tea drinking as she is to the environment, she adores the Breakfast Blend. Before coming to Cheltenham, Emily studied Contemporary Crafts at the University of Falmouth.

What do you most enjoy about working at The Find?
Seeing our regular customers AND welcoming new visitors.

EWAN

One of our creative chefs, Ewan says that working with fresh, colourful food and interesting ingredients is the best aspect of his job. With a knack for flavour, he loves how the tart pickled cabbage cuts through the spiced lamb in our popular lamb flatbread with raita.

Do you have other talents we don’t know about?
I play guitar – mostly punk rock and 1920s ragtime blues.

GINO

Bringing the spirit of Italy to The Find, Gino joined as a barista and is now studying to become an accountant. He says the easy vibe at the café feels just like being at home. Of all the dishes on the menu, the smashed avocado is a firm favourite.

What do you love most about living in England?
The multiculturalism. I do miss the Italian weather and food though!

IAIN

A talent in the kitchen, Iain says The Find is the best working environment he’s experienced in a long while. He delights in creating great food from scratch and is responsible for many of our best loved dishes, including the pulled lamb flatbreads and falafel flatbreads.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us
Despite the looks and tattoos, I’m a qualified pastry chef. No one ever expects that!

JIM

Jim appreciates that The Find provides a fun and friendly environment to work in and gives him a healthy work-life balance. As a fan of pastry and baking, with a strong interest in the arts – especially opera and theatre – he is a true Renaissance man!

Tell us something we might not know about you
I once travelled to Vienna just to go to the opera.

KYLE

While Kyle loves to welcome visitors to the coffee house, it’s The Find’s canine visitors that really make his day. Before working at The Find he had never tried avocado but now our smashed avocado is his favourite dish on the menu.

Tell us something we might not know about you
When I was 13, I was ranked the No1 competitive swimmer in my county for my age. I reckon 13-year-old me could still give 22-year-old me a run for his money!

MOLLIE

It’s a long way from Australia to Cheltenham but for Mollie it was worth the trip. Now in charge of our events, she’s found her calling working closely with customers to plan memorable occasions. She loves it when the team get feedback that an event has been a success.

What do you see yourself doing in the future?
Drinking coffee and eating the homemade brownies at The Find for a long time to come!

SOPHIE

Student Sophie is studying psychology at Aston University, so she must find our variety of guests fascinating. When she’s not working or studying, she indulges her creativity through Dungeons and Dragons, model making, photography and watching movies.

What is your favourite item on the menu?
Can I say two? The kedgeree AND strawberry and vanilla milkshake.

VICTORIA

For Victoria, the best thing about working at The Find is a toss-up between the variety of customers and the staff team she works with. When we asked her to pick her favourite one thing on the menu, she found it hard to settle on one. When pushed, however, she says the homemade beans on toast is her current favourite.

Tell us something about you we might not know
It might surprise people that I am fluent in Portuguese thanks to growing up in the Algarve.