Sudbury House Hotel has appointed Sam Cary as head chef of its Magnolia Restaurant.
Cary will oversee all of the food and beverage operations in the Faringdon-based hotel, including in-room dining, conferencing events, weddings and private functions.
He will also be responsible for menu developments within the hotels new spa, which is set to open in late 2020.
Cary was most recently a chef from Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa in Wiltshire and has worked in both Michelin and AA Rosette accredited restaurants and hotels in the UK.
Ronan Hunter, general manager at Sudbury House Hotel, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Sam to the team. He is a very talented chef who is keen to help us build upon our existing reputation.”
Commenting on his appointment, Cary said: “I’m super excited to join the team and aware of standard of food our guests expect. The new challenge will give me the opportunity to cook some old favourites, whilst having a bit of fun with some new dishes.
“My style of cooking is very much about creating hearty dishes that are packed full of flavour. I want our guests to pick anything off the menu with the confidence that it’s been created and presented with care.”
He added: “I’m going to use the next few months to learn about our guests, local suppliers and the team, with a view to launching some new menus in the new year.”