John Baker (Collingwood 1990) and his wife Karine lived in Luxembourg with their two children for many years, John working as Sales Director in the Fund services industry. They were keen to make a huge lifestyle change and after visiting Tony Wildgoose (Howe 1988) and his family in the beautiful town of Truro, they decided that this was the place for them.
John and Karine (pictured left with Ollie Whitfield (Collingwood 1990) moved with their children to Cornwall at the end of 2018 and have set up a family owned restaurant situated in the heart of the city. JAKS is a true family affair, the name is taken from; John, Alex, Karine and Sasha! Situated over two floors JAKS has a lounge bar and brasserie serving English and Continental dishes, all locally sourced where possible. To add a twist JAKS has a concept store selling jewellery, candles and assorted homeware items, they have also teamed up with local artists to display their works.
From left Mark Vine (Raleigh 1988), John Baker (Collingwood 1990), Jim Richardson (Anson 1989), Richard Jacobs (Collingwood 1987), Stephen Butler (St Vincent 1988), Kevin Cooke (Collingwood 1988) and Tony Wildgoose (Howe 1988)
"The assistance of the alumni has been an amazing advert in this venture." John says "It simply wouldn't have been possible without the huge support from Tony and his family, and Andy Carroll (Howe 1990) who designed the logo and worked so hard with us on the image."
John and Karine can guarantee you a warm welcome and offer a 10% discount to alumni and their families.