Former Michelin-starred chef Shane Hughes is to head the kitchen of the Tudor Room, one of two new restaurants to open at Surrey hotel Great Fosters later this year.
Hughes was most recently head chef at London restaurant Rousillon, which shut last June after more than a decade, blaming the economic climate for its closure.
Prior to that he was in charge of the kitchens at Ynyshir Hall country house hotel in Wales where he became head chef in 2006, replacing Adam Simmonds. His cooking at the former Von Essen property in Eglwystach, Powys, gained him a Michelin star in the 2011 guide.
Previously Hughes spent a year as chef de partie under John Burton Race at his two-Michelin-starred restaurant at London's Landmark hotel as well as stints at other Michelin-starred establishments including Juniper in Greater Manchester, Whatley Manor in Wiltshire, and two years as head chef at Le Poussin, at Parkhill in the New Forest, under the guidance of Alex Aitken.
The Tudor Room will offer a formal dining experience in a lavishly decorated dining room, featuring silk-lined walls and a 17th century tapestry, seating 24 guests. Hughes has devised a number of tasting menus influenced by his classical French style and love of Asian food.