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Daniel Beech joins Oddfellows on the Park from Chester Grosvenor

14 June 2016 by
Daniel Beech joins Oddfellows on the Park from Chester Grosvenor

Oddfellows Hotels has appointed Daniel Beech as head chef at its second property, which is due to open near Manchester in December.

The Galloping Major is named after the Victorian owner of Bruntwood Hall, a notorious character who ran an equestrian stud.

Beech started his career as a 16-year-old at the five-red-AA-star, 80-bedroom Chester Grosvenor.

He said: "We're pitching the Galloping Major to compete with some of the best restaurants in Manchester, which is an awesome responsibility - but one I'm ready for. You can expect my food to be synonymous with its surroundings of over 100 acres of parkland."

Jonathan Slater, who heads Oddfellows Hotels and was managing director of the Chester Grosvenor until March 2015, described Beech as "an outstanding talent".

"It was important to us to find a really talented chef at the Galloping Major - the food has to be in accordance with the amazing space we are in the process of restoring for the restaurant," he said.

Oddfellows on the Park, which joins sister hotel Oddfellows in Chester, will include cocktail bars, private dining rooms and a beauty salon called the Pigsty. It will open with "quirky and playful" interiors on 1 December, with bookings being taken from 1 October.

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