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The Grand Hotel York names head chef for new cookery school

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The Grand Hotel York has appointed Andrew Dixon as the head chef tutor at its new cookery school, which is due to open in March 2019 as part of a £15m expansion and refurbishment project.

Dixon brings nearly 30 years’ experience to the role and has been appointed to help the cookery school achieve its mission of creating an environment which becomes a place to ‘relax, have fun, make friends and try something new.’

He boasts experience at the likes of Homewood Park and The Crown Hotel and Longham Hall in Kings Lynn.

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In 1999, he opened The Weir in Somerset, a restaurant with rooms that achieved 3 AA Rosettes within ten months of opening and then rebranded the restaurant into the less formal, The Café at Porlock Weir.

He then went on to become a part-time college tutor in 2014, most recently holding a full-time tutor role at a cookery school in Scotland.

Dixon said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at The Grand, York and can’t wait to get started with the new cookery school.

“Work is already underway on the space and we are busy developing new classes, experiences and recipes. I’m looking forward to creating engaging and educational experiences for guests, whether they are joining us as a corporate group or with friends and family.”

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