Chateau Impney Hotel seeks Taster in Residence

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By Elizabeth Mistry 

Chateau Impney, a historic hotel and conference venue near Droitwich launches a nationwide hunt for a ‘Taster in Residence.’

Applications, via the hotels website, are invited from members of the public who will work with executive chef Stephen Unwin on a monthly basis to develop menus and highlight the restaurant at the property.

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General manager Ben Elder said: “By appointing an honorary Taster in Residence, the first such position in the UK, we hope that our guests will recognise just how seriously we take the quality of our food.

“In recent years, the plethora of cooking-based reality TV shows has demonstrated just how well informed the Great British public are when it comes to food. While the majority of the contestants in such shows are often just everyday people, they have the most fantastic understanding of flavours and a well-developed palate. It’s this knowledge and passion that we want to harness so we can build upon the already great food we deliver to customers on a daily basis.”

Elder admitted an imposing building means guests have an expectation “that the food is to be a certain level and it wasn’t always the case. We had a definite battle of hearts and minds to win,” he told Boutique Hotelier:

“It is my hope that we find someone who will help us raise the profile of the F&B offering, someone who can tell their friends about us and help create a buzz for the place.”

While no formal culinary qualifications or experience is required, Elder added that he envisaged that the Taster would be “a passionate foodie.”

The winner, who will have their own set of chefs’ whites, “with their name embroidered on by a local company,” and will also have the chance to stay at the property.

To enter see:  www.chateau-impney.com

For more information see www.chateau-impney.com

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