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Tim Allen confirms departure from Wild Rabbit

18 July 2017 by
Tim Allen confirms departure from Wild Rabbit

Tim Allen, executive chef of the Wild Rabbit in Kingham, Oxfordshire, has confirmed that he is leaving the Michelin-starred property at the end of August.

Allen, who joined the property, owned by Lady Bamford, in 2015, announced his departure on Twitter earlier today.

He commented: "I'm leaving the Wild Rabbit after two fantastic years. I'm immensely proud of the team's achievements to date and I wish them every success for the future. It's been an amazing time working for Carole Bamford and I have [a] great appreciation for her support and vision with the [Rabbit]."

The Wild Rabbit is well known for its support of British farmers and artisan producers. It was awarded a Michelin star in October in the 2017 Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland and three AA rosettes in January 2015.

Speaking to The Caterer

"But it's been a great journey at the Wild Rabbit and I'm very happy with the accolades we've won. I'm very proud of what we've achieved both in terms of awards and profitability. "

A spokesperson for the Wild Rabbit commented: "We wish Tim Allen all the luck in the future and we're very sorry to see him go.

"We will make an announcement in due course about a successor who will continue to uphold our great food philosophy."

Allen, who hails from Yorkshire, has worked with some of the country's finest home-grown chefs including Simon Gueller, John Burton Race, Daniel Clifford and Martin Burge.

In 2012, he joined D&D London's Launceston Place as chef-patron, and the restaurant went on to win four AA rosettes and a Michelin star. Given his culinary lineage, Allen has been widely tipped among industry experts as a future two-star chef.

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