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The Chester Grosvenor names new executive chef

Tasked with bringing in a ‘creative flair’ that complements the hotel’s reputation for hospitality excellence, Hill will oversee the hotel’s 2 AA Rosette restaurant ‘La Brasserie’, as well as the afternoon tea and banqueting functions.

The Chester Grosvenor has appointed Elliot Hill to head up the food offering at its ‘Arkle’ restaurant.

Hill comes to the hotel having formerly been head chef at Liverpool’s Panoramic 34 restaurant where he “earnt and retained” an entry in the Michelin guide, and previously as part of the Bespoke Hotels family, holding the position of head chef at Oddfellows Chester, where he executed the rebranding of the food business and its ‘cultivated’ restaurant.

The hotel said Hill will take over from former executive chef, Simon Radley, who left The Chester Grosvenor in October 2021, after more than 30 years at the hotel.

Tasked with bringing in a “creative flair” that complements the hotel’s reputation for hospitality excellence, alongside the ‘Arkle’ restaurant, Hill will oversee the hotel’s 2 AA Rosette restaurant ‘La Brasserie’, as well as the afternoon tea and banqueting functions.

According to the hotel, Elliot’s culinary expertise has seen him come to “national prominence”, having been a finalist in 2021’s National Chef of the Year competition and a semi-finalist the previous year, while he also made it to the final six contestants in The Staff Canteen Chef of the Year 2021.

Richard Grove, The Chester Grosvenor’s general manager, said: “Elliot is a creative and ambitious chef. He is passionate about food and the development of those working with him, his enthusiasm is contagious, and I am confident he will inspire the whole team and be a real asset to the hotel.”

Hill added: “I am incredibly excited to join the whole team, where I’ll seek to continue and build on the tradition of excellence and be part of the hotel’s future. I also cannot wait to launch our restaurant ‘Arkle’, a refined dining experience delivered the Cestrian way.”

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