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Mark Block named as Bluebird's new executive chef

29 October 2008 by

Mark Block has been named the new executive chef of London's Bluebird Restaurant following the departure of Mark Broadbent, which was revealed by Caterersearch last week.

Block has been head chef at the D&D London-owned restaurant for three years. He has taken over the reins at the King's Road eaterie including its three private dining rooms.

Block previously worked at Almeida and Orrery within the D&D London group and prior to this his experience included spells at The Dorchester and at Von Essen's Cliveden.

Broadbent left Bluebird after four years and said he had taken the restaurant as far as he could.

"I think I reinvented it as well as anyone had," he told Caterersearch. "I think four years is long enough and I've left it in good shape."

Broadbent is now doing consultancy work with Jonathan Downey, helping to write and oversee menus at the club owner's various sites.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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