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Olly Rouse appointed as head chef of Lainston House

27 September 2013 by
Olly Rouse appointed as head chef of Lainston House

Olly Rouse has been appointed as head chef at the Lainston House hotel in Winchester, part of the Exclusive Hotels group.

The move was announced today on Twitter by Danny Pecorelli, the managing director of Exclusive Hotels.

Rouse was previously head chef at John Campbell at Coworth Park, where he helped to win a Michelin star and three AA rosettes.

Prior to that he also worked at the Vineyard at Stockcross as sous chef and Pétrus under Gordon Ramsay Holdings as well as stages at Le Meurice and the Fat Duck.

Commenting on the move, Rouse said: "Lainston House has everything I've been looking for within a property. I cannot wait to work with the team and grow our food philosophy in a really natural way.

"Our surroundings will be our inspiration to drive the food in the restaurant. We will embrace our kitchen garden and set out to utilise all it produces, with interesting combinations created to intrigue and give the feel-good factor. Diners can expect dishes which are complex in flavour and texture, with simple yet elegant presentation. We will be using many old and forgotten techniques and the very best of British ingredients to produce dishes that will take health and the environment into consideration."

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