Michael Caines announces key appointments at his new hotel project Lympstone Manor

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Michael Caines has announced two key appointments to his new team at Lympstone Manor, his latest hotel project which is due to launch in Devon in spring 2017.

The acclaimed chef has welcomed Scott Andrews as general manager and Tom Hine as group executive chef.

Both new hires are familiar with Caines’ style of hospitality, having worked with him and together at different points during their careers.

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Andrews joins from the Michelin-starred The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant in Jersey. Prior to this, he spent nine years working as assistant restaurant manager, operations manager and finally acting general manager alongside both Caines and Hine at Gidleigh Park.

Hine began his career at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, before moving to the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath and then onto the Bath Priory as sous chef.

In 2010, he was appointed junior sous chef at Gidleigh Park and two years later took the position of executive chef at Michael Caines at Abode Chester. He now joins Lympstone Manor from his role at The Coach House by Michael Caines, which he joined in January 2015.

Speaking about the new appointments, Michael Caines says ‘I am delighted to welcome Scott Andrews and Tom Hine to this exciting new venture, and to help lead the team at Lympstone Manor. They both bring a great depth of experience and knowledge from the hospitality industry, and I know that they will be key in providing the ultimate luxury country house experience to the future guests of Lympstone Manor. Their passion and enthusiasm for the project is fantastic, and I trust that guests will love both the personal service that Scott brings and the innovative dishes that Tom and I will be creating.’

Other roles that have now been filled at Lympstone Manor are: Anca Paraschiv, assistant general manager; Pari Hine, financial controller; Pippa Whiteley, front of house manager; Laura Worth, hotel administrator; James Cordingley, head gardener; Lauren Hill, events & reservations co-ordinator; Tim Millard, maintenance manager; Harriet Wild, executive assistant to Michael Caines; Sarah-Louise Worth, assistant financial controller and Ricky George, assistant head gardener.

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