Clive Dixon joins White Oak as chef-patron

12 December 2011 by
Clive Dixon joins White Oak as chef-patron

Former Michelin-starred chef Clive Dixon is to join the White Oak country pub in Cookham, Berkshire, as chef-patron.

Dixon, who previously worked as head chef at Pierre Koffmann's restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel in London, has formed a partnership with owners Henry and Katherine Cripps, who also own the Greene and the Three Oaks. He will join the White Oak on 12 January as a partner, replacing former head chef Dave Hawkins, who left in October.

"I have known Henry for some years socially and he approached me about it," Dixon said. "He put it to me to give me equity in one of the pubs and since I live in the area and know his restaurants very well, I decided to do it."

He added: "Having been running my own consultancy for the past year, I have missed having my own kitchen."

Dixon joined Koffmann's last year from Heston Blumenthal's Hind's Head pub in Bray, where he was head chef for more than two years. Previously he held a Michelin star for four years in the late 1990s when he was head chef at Gloucestershire hotel Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter.

He left Koffmann's after four months to set up his own consultancy, working with five-star hotels in the USA and India, including the Waldorf Astoria Park City in Utah.

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