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Matthew Capper appointed head chef at Oddfellows Chester

12 September 2017 by
Matthew Capper appointed head chef at Oddfellows Chester

Matthew Capper has been appointed head chef at the 18-bedroom, four-apartment boutique hotel Oddfellows Chester.

Originally from Chester, Capper spent many years training in France. He worked at at Le Fleuray, a gastronomic country house hotel in the Loire Valley before returning to his home city.

His most recent role was heading up French bistro Chez Jules in Chester, which he started in 2013.

In his new role, Capper will work alongside the Oddfellows management team to revamp the culinary offering. The restaurant is set to reopen this autumn following refurbishment.

"Oddfellows is a brilliant business to be part of - they are independently run, and headed up by a small and smart team of experienced professionals who are happy for me to take the wheel creatively and have autonomy on the direction my food will take."

Jonathan Slater, who heads Oddfellows hotels, added: "Matthew is a wonderful asset to the team at Oddfellows - he has strong ideas and the talent to support them. We are looking forward to evolving our restaurant under his creative vision."

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