The Peacock Inn Management Team

  • Paul Mitchell

    Executive Chef

    After attending The Restaurant School in Philadelphia in 1995, Paul began his culinary career under Jean-Marie LaCroix at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Paul’s chef experience spans both American coasts, including the Rancho Bernardo Inn/ La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in San Diego, CA, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA, as well as notable Portland, OR, foodie destinations including The Heathman Hotel, Meriwether's Restaurant, and Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar. Paul returned to the East Coast in 2013, working at The Pass in Rosemont, NJ, and most recently at The Supper Club at Tullamore Farms in Stockton, NJ.

  • Alida Saxon

    Executive Chef

    Alida was destined to become a chef. Since her first after-school job in junior high washing dishes at a diner in Pittston, PA, she worked exclusively in restaurants, cooking at her hometown country club and several small, independent restaurants in the Northeastern, PA region. After relocating to Portland, OR, in 2005, Alida’s culinary cache continued to grow at a number of fine establishments, including Meriwether's Restaurant, one of the city’s largest independently-owned restaurants. Alida returned to the East Coast in 2013, working at The Pass in Rosemont, NJ, and most recently at The Supper Club at Tullamore Farms in Stockton, NJ.

  • George Parkinson

    Sommelier

    George Parkinson is a member of The International Court of Master Sommeliers at the Certified Level. He has over thirty five years’ experience in both the Hospitality and Wine Industries. Past experiences include: CCA, Club Corp of America which include The San Francisco Tennis Club, The Lakeview Club, The Tower Club, Alaska among others; The St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco; Domaine Chandon, Napa Valley; Cain Cellars, St. Helena Ca.; The Lafayette Park Hotel, Lafayette CA., Kendall Jackson Wine Estates and most recently Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, Radnor PA. George is a published wine columnist for The Women’s Journal, Bucks County edition since 2007. His formal training was conducted at Johnson & Wales College, Culinary Arts 1980; Diablo Valley College, Pleasanthills, Ca. Business Administration 1992 and The University California at Davis, Managerial Economics 1994. George resides in Hilltown, Bucks County PA with his wife and three children.

  • Alexis Rodriguez

    Restaurant Manager

    Alexis joined The Peacock Inn family in 2018. He began his career as a busboy in a casual-theme restaurant and quickly advanced through promotions to a managerial position. He continued his career at a more refined service restaurant as an Assistant General Manager at NY Cabana Nuevo Latino. He advanced trough promotion to General Manager, a position he held for 11 years. In 2015 he relocated to New Jersey where he contributed to the start-up of Havana Central in Edison, NJ as the restaurant Training and Floor Manager. Alexis earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from The College of Technology (TCI) in New York, NY and a Vocational Orientation Certification in Food Service Management at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY. His commitment and desire to provide the ultimate customer experience will always be a critical component of his management style.

  • Shaun Thomas

    Hotel Manager

    Shaun joined The Peacock Inn family in 2018. He began working as a Front Desk Agent at The Peacock Inn and has since held various management positions of increasing responsibility. Sean brought over 17 years of management experience in the Hospitality Industry to the Peacock Inn Team. Sean earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Rowan College at Burlington County (formerly Burlington County college) and a certificate in Direction from the New York Film Academy. Sean is an avid enthusiast of professional sports and enjoys spending time with his two young sons.