Matt Worswick has joined Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill at the Savoy hotel on London's Strand as executive head chef.
Ramsay announced the news on Twitter while Worswick said: "So happy to be a part of the new era @savoygrill as exec chef... exciting times ahead!!"
Worswick was an early casualty of the Covid-19 crisis when his planned new role as executive chef at the Shanghai Edition, where Jason Atherton oversees three restaurants for Marriott International's lifestyle hotel brand, fell through in January. Instead he launched premium food delivery service, Cook + Thief, during lockdown.
He was previously head chef at the one-Michelin-starred Latymer restaurant at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey, where he spent nearly four years. After winning an Acorn Award in 2014, he joined Pennyhill Park in 2016 from Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa in the Wirral having started his career at the Crofters hotel in Lancashire.
He also previously worked at St Martins-on-the-Isle on the Isles of Scilly with Kenny Atkinson and Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham with David Everitt-Matthias. He was appointed to his first head chef position in 2013 at Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, where he won a Michelin star at the age of 26.
The Savoy is currently the subject of a behind-the-scenes ITV series produced by Ramsay's television production company. The Grill itself has existed for more than 100 years, as long as the 267-bedroom, five-red-AA-starred hotel, and Gordon Ramsay Restaurants was brought in to oversee the Grill in 2003.