Young head chef shakes up convention at boutique hotel


The Wood Norton in Evesham, Worcestershire has appointed Kieran Hunt as new its head chef, who is promising to bring a new style of fine dining to the establishment.

With more than 10 years chef experience, Hunt’s new role marks his first as head chef, which he has achieved at the age of 27.

Hunt started in the kitchen at The Wood Norton a few weeks ago, but has already introduced a new dimension of fine dining to the hotel, together with his team of sous chefs, which aims to complement the history and luxury of the hotel.

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He has created a new menu that combines top British inspiration with French cuisine, that use a style of cooking that blends both modern and conventional methods.

Hunt said: “I am extremely excited about my new position at The Wood Norton, and over the past few weeks have really enjoyed experimenting with my team to create different tastes, flavours and dishes that have the real wow factor.

“To date these creations have been well received by all guests, with dishes scallops with purple cauliflower, rabbit with smoked broccoli and lemon sole with honey and poppy seed being amongst the most popular.”

General manager of The Wood Norton, Steve Sweeny, added: “Kieran is by far one of the most passionate and enthusiastic Head Chef’s we have had on board here at The Wood Norton. Both he and his team have so much pride, care and precision when it comes to cooking and creating different menu options. As a result he has taken the hotel’s fine dining experience to the next level.”