Hotel F&B: Who's Moving Where?

Hotel F&B: Who's Moving Where?

ROSS CHATBURN
Head chef, Oddfellows On The Park

Oddfellows Hotels has announced Ross Chatburn as head chef at boutique hotel, Oddfellows On The Park.

Chatburn joins the team at the park side boutique hotel from Hotel Gotham in Manchester, where he held the reins for more than three years. Before that, he opened Tea42 in Manches-ter and worked as a sous chef at The Bells in Peover.

Chatburn joins the design-led hotel collection, which prides itself on restoring properties using the history of the building and the location’s narrative as inspiration, to head up the entire chef operation from events and occasions to taking the helm at The Galloping Major restaurant.

LAURA LEARY
General manager, Holiday Inn Express Dunstable

A three-star hotel in Dunstable has appointed Laura Leary as its new general manager.

The experienced hotelier from Surrey, will lead operations at Holiday Inn Express Dunstable which is operated by independent hotel management company – RBH.

Leary takes on this role following five years’ experience at Holiday Inn Express London – Epsom Downs, which is also part the RBH portfolio.

Within her role Laura will lead operations at the 120-bed hotel, which boasts a restaurant, bar and four conference and meeting rooms suitable for up to 50 guests.

She said: “I’ve worked at properties within the RBH portfolio since 2012 and I’m excited to bring enthusiasm and experience to my new role at Holiday Inn Express Dunstable.”

LEE SCOTT
Executive chef, Whittlebury Hall

Northamptonshire-based hotel Whittlebury Hall has announced the appointment of its new ex-ecutive chef Lee Scott.
Scott brings 25 years’ worth of industry experience with him cooking for some of the world’s most discerning diners during his time as head chef under Gordon Ramsey at the Savoy Grill.

He has not had to travel far for this latest position and is on familiar ground as he joins Whit-tlebury from his previous role as group executive chef at Silverstone Hospitality Group.

Scott’s career has also included time as group development chef at Selfridges, as well as hold-ing the position of executive chef at Ambienza Ltd Group where he secured three AA rosettes for the restaurant at Cotswolds 88 Hotel.

SIMON WOODROW
Head chef, Sofitel London St James hotel

The Balcon restaurant at Sofitel London St James hotel has announced that Simon Wood-row has joined as restaurant head chef.

This is very exciting news for the team, as Woodrow has established himself on the London culinary scene as one of the most talented and creative head chefs in the capital.

His career took off when he joined Michelin-starred and award-winning chef Anthony Deme-tre’s Arbutus Restaurant in 2010, where he progressed from demi chef de partie to Senior Sous Chef over 3.5 years.

As the culinary team will soon embark on a new and exciting journey, Simon’s experience and knowledge of London dining scene will be a key asset for the success of The Balcon restaurant concept.

ANDRÉ GARRETT
Executive chef, Corinthia London

Corinthia Hotel London has announced that André Garrett will join as executive chef in January 2019. Garrett will oversee all dining from banqueting events, room service, af-ternoon tea, breakfast, Spa and Garden Lounge, and all bar food menus as well as The Northall restaurant.

Garrett has been in the same role at Cliveden House in Taplow, Berkshire, for the last five years. He has previously worked with the Galvin brothers, at both Galvin at Windows atop the Hilton on Park Lane, and prior to that at Orrery in Marylebone.
Renowned for modern cuisine, Garrett is on the board of the Academy of Culinary Arts, for their annual awards of excellence
Corinthia Hotel London’s restaurant and bar outlets have seen an exciting new direction most recently with the opening of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill.

MICHAEL MUSGRAVE
General manager, Apex City of Bath Hotel

A brand-new general manager has joined the team at Apex City of Bath Hotel.

Experienced hotelier Michael Musgrave will lead the team at the four-star property in the heart of Bath.

His appointment comes hot on the heels of the hotel announcing a strong first year of confer-ence and events success, which was capped with a place on the shortlist for ‘Best Hotel’ at this month’s C&IT Awards.

Musgrave, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, will oversee op-erations at the 177-bed property which is also Bath’s only purpose-built city centre conference and events venue.

With a career spent mostly in four-star establishments, Musgrave brings with him a wealth of management experience having worked in general management roles for recognised industry names such as IHG and Hotel Du Vin.