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Top London eateries appoint new head chefs

12 October 2006
Top London eateries appoint new head chefs

A spate of new head chef appointments in London sees changes at Quaglino's, Le Meridien hotel, Café des Amis and Ishtar.

Quaglino's in St James's has appointed 28-year-old Craig James, formerly of Butler's Wharf Chop House, as head chef. He will be serving a new range of brasserie dishes with British touches and the à la carte is now set to change every six weeks.

Le Meridien in Piccadilly has appointed Allister Bishop as executive chef responsible for all dining outlets at the hotel. The appointment sees Bishop return to Starwood Hotels & Resorts, having been executive chef at the Sheraton Belgravia and Sheraton Skyline Heathrow before moving to The Hilton Paddington for three years.

Café des Amis on Hanover Place sees Gavin Houghton take up the head chef reigns. Houghton has previously worked at other London restaurants including Le Caprice, Putney Bridge, Shumi, the Salisbury Tavern and Bluebird.

Just off Baker Street, Turkish restaurant Ishtar has appointed Erdem Dibali as head chef. Dibali, who originally trained at Turkey's top cookery school Mengen Anatolia has also worked in London at Lindsay House, Windows on the World and Brasserie Roux.

By Emily Manson

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