Sotheran had previously spent nine with the hotel, from January 2005 to October 2014 and has cooked for a host of well known people, including Princess Anne.
One of his main responsibilities will be to relaunch the bistro at the hotel, whilst creating new menus for Chaloner’s, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, and developing the afternoon tea menus.
Sotheran said: “It’s a delight to return to the heart of Gisborough Hall as head chef. It’s such an exciting time as we’re going through many changes, not least relaunching the bistro. I’m a passionate advocate of local suppliers- and using as much seasonal game and fish in my dishes. We’ve teamed up with the best of the best and I can’t wait to share my new menus.”
Ruairidh Taylor, hotel manager, added: “We’re all really excited to have David back at Gisborough Hall. He’s got some tasty ideas for our new menus and has spent a lot of time putting together his brigade of chefs, made up of lots of local talent.”
Gisborough Hall became a fully-independent and self-managed hotel in April 2017 and employs over 100 local people across the hotel, in its restaurants and bars.