Corinthia Hotel London: André Garrett to be Executive Chef Jan 2019


Many congratualtions to André Garrett who has spent 5 years delivering memories to treasure at his eponymous restaurant at Cliveden House hotel, Taplow, Berkshire.  As a regular visitor to the restaurant and general Cliveden lover, he will be sadly missed.   Those naughty people at Michelin somehow overlooked a significant period where everything had come together from the kichen and one of the strongest star standard restaurants in the country was delivering without that recognition.  So all the very best to André on his new adventure! Having visited the Corinthia for the Gold Service Scholarship final judging process 2018 (as a participant consuming food and drink and asking the occasional question rather than doing any judging) I can honestly say that the Corinthia will prove a wondeful venue for André and no doubt one in which he will continue to flourish.  See you there my friend.  Take care, all the best!! And Thank You!!! Simon C

Below is more information related to the announcement:-

Corinthia Hotel London is pleased to announce that André Garrett will join as Executive Chef of the hotel in January 2019. André’s remit will include the entire hotel, overseeing banqueting events, room service, afternoon tea, breakfast, Spa and Garden Lounge, and all bar food menus as well as The Northall restaurant.

André has been Executive Chef for the past five years at Cliveden House in Taplow, Berkshire. Previously he worked in London with the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers, at both Galvin at Windows atop the Hilton on Park Lane, and prior to that at Orrery in Marylebone. Renowned for his elegant, modern cuisine, André is on the board of the Academy of Culinary Arts, for their annual awards of excellence, and the MCA, as well as a panel judge of the Roux Scholarship. In 2017 he was awarded ‘Hotel Chef of the Year’ in the Hotel Cateys.

“We are delighted to welcome André to our Corinthia family,” explains Thomas Kochs. “André’s appointment reinforces our commitment to create some of the finest food and drink experiences in the capital. Together, we look forward to bringing an exquisite new offering to our guests.”

Corinthia Hotel London’s restaurant and bar outlets have seen an exciting new direction most recently with the opening of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, the relaunch of its cocktail bar, Bassoon, in partnership with Sager + Wilde, and the hotel’s afternoon tea in the Crystal Moon Lounge has enjoyed a complete makeover to celebrate the ceremony of a traditional English tea service.

Under the helm and expert guidance of André Garrett, The Northall restaurant will take a new culinary direction with a menu offering incorporating a broad fish and seafood selection influenced by the Mediterranean. Further details of the restaurant and its new menu will be released in the New Year.

André Garrett adds: “Corinthia Hotel London celebrates exceptional food and drink, which is why I relished the opportunity to join this dynamic team. I am excited to return to London and to be working alongside Thomas on this new culinary direction.”

About Corinthia Hotel London

Housed within a Victorian building, Corinthia Hotel London features 283 rooms, including 51 suites and seven penthouses, offering sweeping views across London’s most popular landmarks. Corinthia London provides unrivalled world-class luxury with superb ground floor restaurant and bar offerings. The hotel is also home to the flagship ESPA Life at Corinthia, a spa housed across four floors, with a hair salon by Daniel Galvin. The hotel boasts the largest room sizes in London, original restored Victorian columns, and tall windows. Cutting-edge technology in rooms and meeting rooms allow for recording, mixing and broadcasting from dedicated media rooms. Corinthia London is the ninth of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta.

Corinthia Hotel London – Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD Tel – 020-7930 8181

from Fine Dining Guide