Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Dukes appoints Michelin-starred chef Nigel Mendham from the Samling

12 May 2011 by
Dukes appoints Michelin-starred chef Nigel Mendham from the Samling

Michelin-starred chef Nigel Mendham has been appointed to oversee the launch of a new restaurant at the five-star, 90-bedroom Dukes hotel, London.

Mendham will join Dukes in the summer from the Samling hotel in the Lake District, which currently has a Michelin star and three AA rosettes. The Samling is owed by Von Essen Hotels, which went into administration last month.

Dukes general manager Debrah Dhugga, who was previously managing director of Tom's Companies, the former owner of the Samling, said she was excited about Mendham joining the team.

"I have always been a huge fan of Nigel's food and I am delighted to have secured him for Dukes," she said. "His skills and presence will be a fantastic addition to the hotel as he brings with him new ideas to help launch the new restaurant."

Mendham said moving to London had come at the right time in his career. "This is a very exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to launching the new restaurant and working with Debrah again,' he said.

Recipe from Nigel Mendham >>

Dukes hotel recruits Debrah Dhugga as general manager >>

Dukes hotel goes it alone in bid for expansion >>

By Janet Harmer

E-mail your comments to Janet Harmer here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking