David Hay and Michael Speers own and manage the beautiful homestay retreat, Thorn Park by the Vines. Both bring vital skill sets to the business, David as a self-taught cook, and Michael as a front-of-house service provider and art teacher. Together, they provide their guests with the ultimate experience in luxury, fine dining and educational services. Prior to the purchase of Thorn Park by the Vines, David and Michael ran the successful Thorn Park Country House, with a residential cooking school. David’s love of fresh regional produce has deeply influenced his cooking style and has broadened his scope of cuisines, which shine in his classes. Thorn Park by the Vines was also a member of the luxury “MrandMrsSmith.com”, the world’s best luxury and boutique hotels.