One Michelin-starred restaurant Texture in London's Marylebone has appointed Karl O'Dell as head chef.
O'Dell joins from a senior sous position at Petrus after two years at the one star Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Knightsbridge, having served under Larry Jayasekara. Across his 15-year career, he has also worked at the Artichoke in Amersham and Colettes at the Grove in Hertfordshire.
And earlier this month he was one of 10 to make the finals of the 2018 National Chef of the Year competition held by the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Texture's owner and chef-patron Aggi Sverrisson said: "We are delighted to have Karl join us here at Texture.
"Karl has worked in some fantastic kitchens, and I am confident he will use his experience and skills to the benefit of the entire team."
O'Dell added: "I am excited to be joining the Texture restaurant team and embarking on this new journey.
"I am looking forward to working alongside Aggi whose career and unique culinary style has long inspired and influenced my own."
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