Graham Long has joined The Chancery in London as executive chef as the restaurant celebrates its 10th anniversary.
He joins with a wealth of experience, including most recently two years at Alan Yau's St Betty in Hong Kong under Shane Osborn and prior to that David Moore's Michelin-starred London restaurant Pied A Terre.
Commenting on the seasonal menu he has introduced at The Chancery in his first head chef role, Long said: "To me, great food starts with great produce and using what's around you. Then all that's needed is to bring the best out of that produce to create something exceptional."
Restaurant owner Zak Jones welcomed Long to the role and said that they shared a passion for supporting other small, local businesses.
Long added: "The butcher I use is London-based and family-operated. I love dealing directly with the farmers and artisan producers to build a relationship that ensures it's mutually beneficial and we both try and get the best for our respective customers.
"The menus will change constantly to keep with the seasons and use things at their best, I won't be serving asparagus come autumn. Likewise if one of my suppliers rings me up with something new I'll try and use it straight away, a dish may only be on for two weeks, but during those two weeks those ingredients will be at their very best."
Prior to opening The Chancery, Jones owned the Clerkenwell Dining Room in St John Street, which he sold to Danish chef Christoffer Hruskova, who also opened North Road, which is now Foxlow.