Simon Bolsover has been appointed head chef of Seaham Hall in County Durham. He joins the five-star, 20-bedroom property from the four-star, 42-bedroom Great Fosters hotel in Egham, Surrey.
In his new role, Bolsover will be responsible for the hotel's recently launched Byron's Bar and Grill as well as the pan-Asian Ozone restaurant within the Serenity Spa, under the culinary directorship of Martin Blunos.
"Seaham Hall has a vast amount of potential," said Bolsover, who has previously worked at the Linthwaite House hotel as well as in Bermuda and Canada. "I am looking forward to developing that potential, sourcing the finest regional ingredients and building on its already excellent reputation."
Ross Grieve, the general manager of Seaham Hall said he was delighted to welcome Bolsover to the hotel. "Not only does he bring a wealth of experience but his creativity and skill will make him a crucial part of the team."
Seaham Hall was acquired by Seasons Holiday s in 2012 following the administration of Von Essen Hotels and has since undergone a £2m refurbishment which has involved the creation of Byron's Bar and Grill, a sports lounge and hotel lounge; a new look Ozone restaurant and overhaul of the Serenity Spa.