Ross Chatburn has been appointed head chef at Oddfellows on the Park hotel in Cheadle, Manchester.
He joins the team at the 22-bedroom hotel from Hotel Gotham in Manchester, where he was head chef for more than three years. Before that he opened Tea42 in Manchester and worked as a sous chef at the Bells in Peover, outside Knutsford in Cheshire.
He will oversee the entire chef operation from events and occasions to taking the helm at the hotel's Galloping Major restaurant. He replaces former head chef Ian Moss.
Chatburn said: "Oddfellows on the Park is an exciting move for me. I'm working within an independent hotel where I have the opportunity to put my mark on the menus and create some amazing dishes, inspired by the parkland setting.
Jonathan Slater, owner of Oddfellows Management Company, which has a long-term agreement to manage and develop the Oddfellows brand, added: "Ross is a passionate chef with a brilliant track record within the Manchester restaurant scene. We are delighted to welcome him to our Oddfellows family and are already tremendously impressed with his creativity."