D&D London has appointed Kim Woodward, most recently head chef of the Savoy Grill, as its new executive chef at Skylon on London’s South Bank.
Woodward started her career at the age of 18, when she moved to the US for a culinary internship, which led to her spending more than five years at Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri.
After returning to the UK she joined Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, starting out as junior sous chef at Boxwood Café. Subsequent appointments included roles at Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, York & Albany and in 2015 she was named as the first ever female head chef in Savoy Grill’s 126-year history.
She aims to offer a seasonal menu using produce from the UK and mainland Europe.
David Loewi, co-owner of D&D London, said of the appointment: “We are delighted to be welcoming Kim to Skylon, as she’s undeniably one of London’s most acclaimed chefs. Skylon is a very special site for us, as it was the first restaurant D&D London opened after the business was founded in 2006. We are looking forward very much to seeing Kim implement her plans for the restaurant.”
Woodward said: “Skylon is a beautiful restaurant overlooking the river Thames; I couldn’t help but take a shine to this exciting venue. D&D London is one of the UK’s most progressive hospitality businesses and I look forward to this next phase in my career with the group.”