Multi award-winning Gloucestershire hotel, Corse Lawn House has announced the appointment of new head chef, Chris Monk.
At the age of 27, Monk is the youngest head chef in the hotel’s 40 year history, and it was at this hotel that he began his culinary career as he trained there in his early teens.
Monk will rejoin the family-run team at Corse Lawn House, a hotel which receives critical acclaim as a dining destination, and within his new role, he will lead all culinary operations, managing the hotel’s signature Anglo-French menus and array of fresh produce.
He has experience working in a number of highly regarded establishments including the two Michelin starred Le Champignon Sauvage and renowned Hampshire Michelin starred restaurant, The Montagu Arms Hotel at Beaulieu.
Monk said: “It is such an honour to be taking my first Head Chef role at Corse Lawn House. The hotel has always had fond memories for me. I look forward to putting my own stamp on the kitchen whilst keeping the core values it has always held, cooking everything fresh, from the Brioche for breakfast, the Scones for afternoon teas to the Petit Fours, everything is made in house and using local, seasonal produce. We even use all game from within a ten-mile radius, that is really exciting.”
Owner and proprietor, Baba Hine said: “We are delighted to welcome back Chris as a core member of our hotel team here at Corse Lawn House. Chris is a delightful young man and his passion for food comes through on the plate.
“He is a fantastic asset to our team – extremely driven, whilst wonderfully calm, and prepared to put in a huge amount of work. Chris has been doing a terrific job so far and our guests are relishing his menus. It’s no mean feat taking on a kitchen with such standing, yet I have absolute confidence in Chris and we are all excited to watch him flourish.”