Adam Gray, former head chef and co-owner of award-winning pub the Red Lion in East Haddon, Northamptonshire, is to join D&D London's Skylon on the Southbank as executive head chef on 6 March.
Gray, who previously worked with Gary Rhodes as head chef at the Michelin-starred City Rhodes and Rhodes Twenty Four at Tower 42, both in London, will replace Helena Puolakka, who has now left Skylon to join pub group Cirrus Inns as operations director replacing Mark Askew.
D&D London's David Loewi commented on Adam's appointment saying: "We are thrilled to welcome Adam Gray to Skylon as executive head chef. His wealth of Michelin experience with Gary Rhodes and The Red Lion will no doubt ensure that Skylon continues to move from strength to strength."
D&D London will open its first venture outside the capital next month, with the launch of Crafthouse and Angelica, which are due to open at Leeds' new Trinity shopping development .
The venues will occupy the fifth and sixth floors of Trinity, with Crafthouse showcasing the best British produce, taking inspiration from the history of Leeds and Yorkshire, and Angelica comprising a cocktail bar with an international menu.
Executive chef is Lee Bennett, who has rejoined D&D London from the Swissotel the Stamford in Singapore, having previously been executive chef at the group's Le Pont de la Tour restaurant in London.