North Yorkshire-based hotel Gisborough Hall has re-appointed David Sotheran has the head chef of its restaurant.\r\n\r\nSotheran 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.\r\n\r\nOne of his main responsibilities will be to relaunch the bistro at the hotel, whilst creating new menus for Chaloner\u2019s, the hotel\u2019s award-winning restaurant, and developing the afternoon tea menus.\r\n\r\nSotheran said: \u201cIt\u2019s a delight to return to the heart of Gisborough Hall as head chef. It\u2019s such an exciting time as we\u2019re going through many changes, not least relaunching the bistro. I\u2019m a passionate advocate of local suppliers- and using as much seasonal game and fish in my dishes. We\u2019ve teamed up with the best of the best and I can\u2019t wait to share my new menus.\u201d\r\n\r\nRuairidh Taylor, hotel manager, added: \u201cWe\u2019re all really excited to have David back at Gisborough Hall. He\u2019s 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.\u201d\r\n\r\nGisborough 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.