Daniel Perjesi has been appointed head chef of the 21-bedroom Poets House hotel in Ely, Cambridgeshire, which was sold out of administration in July.
He joins the property, now owned by businessman Roger Hancox, from a previous head chef role at the Crown in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Earlier positions include head chef at the Gallivant hotel in Camber Sands, East Sussex; sous chef at the Hambrough hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight; and senior chef de partie at the Capital hotel in London.
In his new position, Perjesi will be responsible for the 40-cover Dining Room and the Study, where lunch and afternoon tea is served daily.
Located across three Edwardian, Grade II-listed properties opposite Ely Cathedral, Poets House originally opened in 2012 in the first of what was planned to be a new group, the House Collection. Although a second hotel did open, the business went into administration last year after former owners David Toulson-Burke and Jonathan Baker fell out with their financial backer, Eastern Counties Finance.
Poets House is now part of a portfolio of hotels owned by Hancox, which include two properties in Wales, Llangoed Hall in Llyswen and the Swan at Hay in Hay-on-Wye, as well as Sudbury House in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.