Andrew Stembridge, Managing Director of Chewton Glen, is pleased to announce the appointment of new Head Chef Simon Addison to The Dining Room at the five-star luxury Hampshire hotel, effective January 2017.
Simon has most recently been Head Chef at Homewood Park Hotel & Spa in Bath, and prior to that he worked at The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School in Newbury. Commenting on Simon’s appointment, Andrew Stembridge stated: “We are thrilled to have been able to find someone as bright and talented as Simon to bolster the kitchen brigade and help lead The Dining Room to even greater culinary heights.”
Simon Addison added: “Chewton Glen has always been on my radar. The atmosphere in the kitchen is great, and the team and I are looking to introduce some exciting menu changes, while respecting the favourites that guests love. The Dining Room is surprisingly relaxed, and it is a perfect showcase for my modern British style of food. I also want to maximise the use of the phenomenal Hampshire and south of England local ingredients throughout our menus.”
Simon’s arrival gives Luke Matthews, Chewton Glen’s Executive Chef, the opportunity to take a step back from some of his day-to-day responsibilities and focus on projects such as ‘The Kitchen’, the new purpose-built cookery school and informal restaurant on the 130-acre Chewton Glen estate. This exciting venture with celebrity chef and ex-Chewton Glen team-member James Martin will open in March 2017.
The Dining Room at Chewton Glen is located within the main building of the hotel, and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.