Dave Ashton has been appointed the new executive head chef at the Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant.
Originally from Warrington, Ashton will bring a decade of extensive experience in fine dining to his new role at the five-star hotel. With a history of executive head chef roles at hotels including the Crewe Hall Hotel and the Park Royal Hotel, he hopes to bring a fresh feel to the restaurant this year.
Ashton’s passion for food started at an early age, being runner-up in the De Vere’s Young Chef of the Year in 2000 and eventually winning the accolade in 2001.
Working with the team, he has started introducing new dishes to the hotel’s classic menu, with an aim of a full menu update later this year when the restaurant undergoes major developments.
Ashton said: “I am thrilled to join the River Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel Manchester in my new role as executive chef. I hope to bring my new creative vision to the restaurant this year using the local and seasonal produce that the hotel is famous for and creating classic British dishes to a high standard.”