Search
The Caterer

The Samling hotel appoints former Noma chef James Cross

The Samling hotel appoints former Noma chef James Cross

The Samling hotel has appointed former Noma chef James Cross to support head chef Ian Swainson.

Cross joins the Lake District property from the Danish restaurant that has was voted the world's best for three consecutive years.

Formally a professional forager, Cross also has gained experience at three-Michelin-starred restaurants La Pergola in Rome and Per Se in New York.

He has also appeared on BBC's Masterchef and Great Food Live television shows.

Alasdair Elwick, general manager at the Samling, described the appointment as a "real coup" for the hotel.

"It demonstrates our commitment to recruiting the best staff in the hospitality industry and once again strengthens a kitchen team, the food from which is gaining admirers by the day," he said.

"Over the coming weeks and months I fully expect more staff of James' calibre and experience to join the hotel."

Cross added: "The Samling is on one of the most exciting journeys of any hotel and restaurant in the UK right now so it wasn't a difficult decision to make. I hope my experience both in the kitchen and my career as a forager can help the hotel go on and achieve great things."

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.