Allister Barsby to join the Grove Narberth as executive chef

01 June 2015 by
Allister Barsby to join the Grove Narberth as executive chef

The Grove Narberth in Pembrokeshire has appointed Allister Barsby as its new executive chef.

Barsby is head chef at Gidleigh Park where he has been working under executive chef Michael Caines since 2008, with a short spell as sous chef at the Bath Priory.

He will continue to work at Gidleigh Park with Caines until Caines' own departure from the venue.

Meanwhile, Peter Whaley, previously senior sous chef at the Grove for 18 months, has been promoted to head chef. Whaley joined from the Fat Duck in Bray.

In a statement, the Grove said: "We are delighted with the appointment [of Barsby] as the hotel and food experience that has influenced Allister over the years is of a style that fits with our client base which is so important to us.

"Further, Allister has the ambition and natural ability combined with technical and kitchen management experience to transform the kitchen here at the Grove. Allister has been moulded by one of the best chefs in the UK and now has significant experience running a large brigade at Gidleigh operating at the highest level."

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