Meet the Team
Judith Glue and David Spence
Judith and David married in 2003 and have had a working partnership since 2005 when David joined the company previously established by Judith when she was just 18 years old.
In 2018 they formed The Old Storehouse Ltd which runs "Judith Glue and The Real Food Cafe" the "Judith Glue Shop in Inverness" along with their latest venture "The Storehouse Restaurant with Rooms". They both live a stones throw away from The Storehouse and have both been actively hands on with the project since it started on a daily basis.
As a local Orkney designer Judith has chosen and designed the interior and David who is a trained quantity surveyor has lead much of the renovations.
They have long talked about owning a hotel and restaurant and were lucky enough to be able to purchase this historic B Listed former store from George Leonard in 2011 and have now brought their dreams into reality and hope that they have created a business that is truly an asset to Kirkwall's town centre.
Gayle Grieve has just joined us as Head Chef/ Manager in early 2021 having run very successful pop up restaurant evenings in The Storehouse the past few months and previously working with us front of house. She is a local Orcadian and lives in Kirkwall with husband Emilyn and their family, Gayle has always loved cooking from an early age and her very first experiences of hospitality slowly migrated into a commercial kitchen environment, while running her own part time restaurant for 2 years and also building a career in wedding and events catering.
Gayle loves the buzz of a busy kitchen and serves food which she loves to eat herself along with her family ! Her ethos is definitely to keep things simple, using the best local fresh ingriedients, while pushing the boundaries with flavour and techniques to make her food have extra local touches, often making her own chutneys, oatcakes, bread and beremeal bannocks. Emilyn - Gayles husband is a scallop diver and freshly caught Orkney scallops are always on the menus.
While not working her main hobby is spending time with family and friends, enjoying long walks and enjoying good food and wine with the people she loves !