Ex-Soho House manager leaves London for post at Wild Boar Inn

A Lake District hotel and dining venue has recruited a new restaurant manager who joins from her position with Soho House in London.

In a south to north move which bucks the trend for the industry, 31-year-old Alex Lunan from London has joined the team at the Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse as its new restaurant manager.

The inn at Crook near Windermere, which is run by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, appointed Lunan based on her 13 years of experience in the industry.

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She has worked in a number of overseas roles, notably in the US and Australia, as well a six month assignment on a cruise ship around the Bahamas.  She started her career with Disney and has also worked in Sydney with Hatted Chefs, which is Australia’s equivalent of the Michelin star grading system.

Back in the UK, she worked for 60-70 hour weeks at city stalwart Soho House in the capital.

“What attracted me to the Wild Boar Inn was its friendly feel and quirky vibe. I’ve always preferred places with personality, and the Lake District countryside is spectacular – and very different of course to London.”

“We are thrilled to have Alex here with us as our new restaurant manager,” says Adam Bujok from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, the manager of The Wild Boar.

“Her international experience and diverse career path will be an asset to the team.  Alex has had a fascinating career to date which has taken her all around the globe.  Now she has the chance to work at a renowned venue in the UK’s latest World Heritage Site.”

The Wild Boar Inn has its own smoke house, which supplies the restaurant with meats, cheeses and fish and offers food smoking courses. The Inn also has an on-site microbrewery, the Brewhouse.

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