Danesfield House hotel in Buckinghamshire has appointed rising star Adam Simmonds as head chef of its Oak Room restaurant.
Simmonds, who will take on the role in February next year, replaces Aiden Byrne who left the 87-bedroom property near Marlow earlier this year to become the new head chef at London's Dorchester hotel's iconic Grill Room.
Simmonds was previously head chef at Von Essen-owned Ynyshir Hall in Wales, where he left at the end of October.
There he gained a number of accolades including a Michelin star, an 8/10 rating in the Good Food Guide 2007 and four AA rosettes.
Prior to this, he was head chef at The Greenway hotel in Cheltenham and also spent three years at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire.
‘This is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to working with the hotel,' said Simmonds.
The Oak Room was recently named Buckinghamshire Restaurant of the Year in the Good Food Guide 2007.
The hotel has also appointed Rene Louw as restaurant manager of its second eatery Orangery as well as Nathan White as food and beverage manager and Adam Wilson as hotel sommelier.
By Kerstin Kühn
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