Chef-restaurateur Simon Rogan has appointed Marcus Noack as the new group executive chef at his Umbel Restaurant Group.
Noack will join the company on 4 January 2016 to work alongside Rogan in overseeing the kitchens, chef brigades and menu development in the company's portfolio of restaurants in Cartmel, Manchester and London. He replaces Mark Birchall who left earlier this year to open his own restaurant.
Most recently the culinary director at Johann Lafer's Michelin-starred Table d'Or (in Guldental, Germany), Noack has also worked at three-Michelin-starred Überfahrt in Rottach-Egern, Brenners Park hotel & spa in Baden-Baden (one Michelin star), the One & Only Resort Reethi Rah in the Maldives, and, in Sydney, Australia, at both the Four Seasons hotel and Quay restaurant.
Rogan has also promoted Sam Ward at L'Enclume in Cartmel to operations manager. He joined the business in 2012 as restaurant manager.
Meanwhile, Lee Bird is to become the new head chef at Rogan & Company in Cartmel. Bird, who takes up his new role immediately, was previously head chef at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in the Lake District, and prior to that sous chef at the French at the Midland hotel in Manchester.
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