Alan O’Kane appointed Head Chef of The Black Swan Hotel

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th April 2016
The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley has announced the appointment of a new Head Chef, Alan O’Kane. black swan1Having worked for top establishments such as The Savoy in London and later at The Fisherman’s Lodge at Jesmond Dene, Wynyard Hall, Gilpin Lodge and Foxhills Country Club along with owning two businesses in his native North East, The Black Swan hopes Alan will bring the restaurant to 'even greater heights'. Commenting on Alan's appointment, Paul O’ Hanlon, Hotel General Manager, said: "It’s fantastic having Alan on board – he’s already making his mark and we’re now in safe hands to take our dining experience at The Black Swan to even greater heights. Not only do we have a brilliant Chef, he’s so generous with his time and knowledge, sharing some of his top tips with the up and coming young talents in the kitchen, there’s a real buzz about the place!" Alan's classical/modern approach to cooking will help define the menu in the Gallery restaurant at the four star country boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms. Having achieved Michelin’s Bib gourmand at several establishments, Small North East Hotel of the Year (La Route Guide) and voted ‘Top Coastal Restaurant’ in The Times and The Observer two years running at Sidney’s, Alan's professional experience will 'complement' the three AA Rosette restaurant. ‘The Gallery’ restaurant welcomes diners, residents and non-residents alike, who can enjoy the ambience of the light and airy space with its stylish modern décor, adorned with one of the finest collections of original works of art in the area courtesy of the Helmsley Galleries. For details of new menus in The Gallery restaurant and Tearooms, and this season’s dining events please visit our website: www.blackswan-helmsley.co.uk

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th April 2016

Alan O’Kane appointed Head Chef of The Black Swan Hotel