Family-run boutique brand, Flat Cap Hotels, has announced the appointment of a new head chef at The Courthouse in Cheshire, the group’s newest venture.
Ian Roberts joins from his role as sous chef at the group’s sister hotel The Vicarage in Holmes Chapel and brings a wealth of experience from the likes of 2 AA Rosette Oddfellows in Chester, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester and St David’s Park, North Wales.
As part of his new position at The Courthouse, Roberts will manage the kitchen team and oversee all food at the recently-launched Barristers Restaurant and Bar.
Speaking of his new role, Roberts commented: “I am delighted that Flat Cap Hotels have given me the opportunity to develop and grow. It is a privilege to work with such a committed team at both restaurants and we have some really exciting plans for the future.”
Oliver Heywood, co-founder of Flat Cap Hotels commented: “We are delighted to promote Ian to Head Chef at The Courthouse. Since joining The Vicarage he has continually impressed us with his skills and passion for cooking. Following the successful launch of The Courthouse this summer, Ian joins at a valuable time to ensure we can continually offer memorable dining experiences and fine cuisine for our guests.”
The Courthouse is the second property to open under the family-run hotel group, headed up by brothers Oliver and Dominic Heywood and founded in 2015.
Following an extensive renovation of the former derelict Crown Court in Knutsford, Barristers Restaurant and Bar was the first phase to open this summer with the Rooftop Gardens set to launch in the coming months.