K West Hotel appoints new executive chef from Hilton

Jessen Valaydon - Executive Chef at K West Hotel & Spa - Small

K West Hotel and Spa has recruited a new executive chef to oversee the menus in its kitchen and bar as well as its afternoon tea offering.

K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherd’s Bush has announced the appointment of Jessen Valaydon. Valaydon previously held the position of sous chef at the Hilton at London Gatwick, Brighton and Metropole as well as head chef at ISG Intercontinental Crowne Plaza Battersea.

In his first executive role Jessen will oversee K West’s menus in Studio Kitchen and Studio Bar, Glam Rock Afternoon Tea, dining within the meetings and events spaces, and in-room dining at the 219-bedroom hotel.

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Born in Mauritius, and with a childhood spent in Paris, Jessen’s own cooking style is heavily influenced by French cuisine. He has aspirations to create a new brasserie style of dining at Studio Kitchen, and of developing the kitchen’s green energy programme with aims of reducing food waste.

Jessen is currently seeking staff to join the creative food & beverage team at K West Hotel & Spa across various levels.

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