The Lantern Room appoints new executive head chef

The Lantern Room and Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh, both operated by RBH, have appointed Nadeem Akhter as its new executive head chef.

Akhter brings more than 25 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience to his new role at the city centre hotel and restaurant.

His previous roles include executive head chef at Radisson Blu Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Radisson Blu in St. Helier, Jersey and most recently Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Akhter said: “I pride myself on being an exemplary and motivated leader with specialisms in fine-dining cuisine, menu and recipe development with a modern fusion, staff training and food cost control.

“Working in the industry for more than 30 years, I have a well-rounded understanding of kitchen operations especially within a hotel environment. I’m excited for this new chapter in my career, which brings me back to the Scottish capital.”

Ronald Little, general manager at Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh, said: “Nadeem brings a wealth of industry experience to this role, which I’m sure will encourage, inspire and strengthen our skilled kitchen team.

“It’s fantastic to see the menu changes he has already implemented to elevate our offering for guests and customers – it’s an exciting time for the hotel and The Lantern Room.”

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