Chris Simpson joins Gidleigh Park as Executive Head Chef

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Editor 3rd January 2018

Chris Simpson, formerly of the Michelin starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, has joined Gidleigh Park as it's new executive head chef.

Chris, who has held the position of head chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw for seven years, will start in his new position on January 3, 2018, ahead of the reopening of Gidleigh Park on January 12 following its annual closure.

Chris Simpson said: “It’s a privilege to have been offered the opportunity to take up the reins at Gidleigh Park, somewhere I’ve admired since I very first started cooking. Moving with the support of Nathan, I’m excited to be heading up my own kitchen and am ready for this next challenge in my career. I’m also delighted to be staying in the south west, to be able to continue to work with all the great local produce and suppliers in our region, and I’m looking forward to working with the talented Gidleigh Park team."

Stephanie Hocking, CEO Andrew Brownsword Hotels added: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce Chris’s appointment as executive head chef at Gidleigh Park. Having long been aware of Chris’s exceptional talent, we were very lucky to secure him as apart from his talent and experience, he shares our vision of serving the ‘very best of Devon’ to our guests at Gidleigh Park."

The announcement follows the departure of Michael Wignall on January 1, 2018, after almost two years at Gidleigh Park.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd January 2018

Chris Simpson joins Gidleigh Park as Executive Head Chef