Linthwaite House hotel in the Lake District has announced David Aspin as its new head chef.
Aspin has taken over from Chris O'Callaghan, who has left the four red-AA-star, 30-bedroom hotel after four years, during which time the property was awarded three-AA-rosettes. O'Callaghan has now taken up the role of head chef at the Castle Dairy in Kendal, which is staffed by Kendal College apprentices.
Aspin joins the hotel from the three-AA-rosette Rocca Bar & Grill in Fife, having previously worked with Paul Heathcote at Longridge restaurant in Preston, Marco Pierre White at the Oak Room in London, and Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road, London.
Linthwaite House's general manager Andrew Nicholson said: "We are delighted to have David join us and look forward to him bringing a new dimension to our award-winning restaurant. David will be joined by his former sous chef Iain Thomas, with whom David has worked at the Rocca Bar for three years.
Aspin said that he was "very excited" to be part of the Linthwaite team. "I am passionate about local produce, including foraged foods, and cannot wait to start using Cumbrian delicacies that portray the best of the region and the season. I have my heart set on establishing a world class food and wine destination at Linthwaite."
In April this year, Linthwaite House Hotel was acquired by South African group, Leeu Collection.
The hotel was recently placed at number 89 on The Caterer's Hoteliers' Hotels Top 100 2016.
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