Hospitality group Oddfellows Hotels has appointed Ross Chatburn as head chef at the Oddfellows On The Park hotel.
Chatburn joins the team at the park side boutique hotel from Hotel Gotham in Manchester, where he held the reins for over three years, and will head up the entire chef operation at The Galloping Major restaurant.
The restaurant was named after the nickname of the “characterful” previous owner of Bruntwood Hall, who was so-called as he was most often found on horseback when the park was run as a private stud.
Chatburn said: “Oddfellows On The Park is an exciting move for me. I’m working within an independent hotel where I have the opportunity to put my mark on the menus and create some amazing dishes, inspired by the parkland setting.
“I grew up near Bruntwood Park and spent many happy hours here as a child. I’ll be using the 20 acres of parkland I know so well to inspire my menus, not only through foraging but by creating dishes stimulated by it.”
Jonathan Slater of Oddfellows Hotels added: “Ross is a passionate chef with a brilliant track record within the Manchester restaurant scene. We are delighted to welcome him to our Oddfellows family and are already tremendously impressed with his creativity.”