Alexander Boyd appointed executive head chef of Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel

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Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced the appointment of Alexander Boyd as new executive head chef.

Alexander joins Caxton Grill from his previous role as head chef of The Mansion House and brings with him ‘undeniable culinary talent and creative flair, with a particular eye for detail’.

Alexander also replaces Adam Handling who left earlier this year to launch a number of casual concept restaurants starting with the Frog, E1 which opened in June.

>>> Adam Handling leaves Adam Handling at Caxton to open new restaurant, The Frog

As new executive head chef, Alexander has redeveloped the a la carte menu creating ‘a delectable’ collection of seasonal dishes which offer ‘superb flavour combinations and contrasts’ which has been cooked using the restaurant’s signature indoor charcoal oven, the Josper Grill.

Menu highlights include Scottish salmon and grapefruit, fresh monkfish with pea puree, pancetta and pearl barley and a pea, lemon and mint salad.

As former executive head chef at The Mansion House Alexander regularly cooked for the British Royal Family. Starting his training at the age of 16, Alexander gained invaluable experience at Scotts Restaurant, Mayfair, two Michelin starred, La Tante Claire and the Montcalm Hotel. He also launched the V Restaurant & Bar in Hong Kong where spent three years before returning to London to join L’Atelier de Joël Rouchon and later as head of catering at the Lawn Tennis Association before moving on to The Mansion House.


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Editor 15th September 2016

Alexander Boyd appointed executive head chef of Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel