Andrew Turner, executive chef at the Landau restaurant in London's Langham hotel, has agreed to become head chef at London restaurant Wiltons.
Turner will head up the kitchen at Wiltons as well as playing a key role in its new outside catering venture, Wiltons "The Events". He will also be in charge of training young apprentice chefs from various colleges and universities.
The announcement follows intense speculation that Turner was set to replace Jerome Ponchelle at Wiltons. The move was predicted on chef networking website Staff Canteen last weekend.
James Grant, general manager of Wiltons, said: "We are excited and thrilled to have one of Britain's most renowned chefs join our team. Andrew is exceptionally passionate about food and will further compliment the sterling job that chef Ponchelle started in 2004.
"The whole team is really looking forward to working closely with Andrew continuing the exceptional food and dining experience our patrons are used to."
Turner, whose start date at Wiltons has yet to be confirmed, also counts stints at Browns Hotel in London, the Bentley Kempinski, also in the capital and Pennyhill Park in Surrey on his CV.
By Daniel Thomas
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