Former Chewton Glen senior sous chef Luke Phillips has joined sister property Hans’ Bar & Grill in Chelsea, London, as head chef.
Phillips takes over from Adam England, who launched the 106-cover restaurant attached to 11 Cadogan Gardens hotel in spring 2018.
Since March 2017, 11 Cadogan Gardens has been under the management of Iconic Luxury Hotels, which also operates Chewton Glen in New Milton, Hampshire, and Cliveden House in Taplow, Berkshire.
Phillips said: “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to lead the kitchen brigade at Hans’ Bar & Grill at such an exciting time in its development. I plan to create strong relationships with my guests, introducing them to my style of cuisine, which is a fusion of classic and modern techniques that has been developed working alongside some great chefs. I thoroughly intend to immerse myself into the kitchen life by striving for originality and creativity."
Iconic Luxury Hotels' executive director Andrew Stembridge added: “This is a very exciting opportunity for Luke to take control of his own kitchen and use the managerial and culinary skills that he has honed during his time at Chewton Glen under executive head chef, Luke Matthews.
"His appearance on the popular television programme MasterChef: The Professionals 2018, wowing judges Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace with his excellent cooking skills and creative flair, has more than demonstrated that Luke is a real culinary star in the making and we are thrilled to be a part of that career journey for Luke, from his early days at Chewton Glen, to now providing him with the opportunity of heading up his own brigade in one of London’s up and coming restaurants, Hans’ Bar & Grill.”