Gloucestershire hotel, Corse Lawn House has appointed the youngest head chef in its history, employing 27-year-old Chris Monk to take the helm of the hotel’s kitchen.
Monk rejoins the team at the family-owned hotel to lead all culinary operations, managing the signature Anglo-French menus.
He previously worked at Corse Lawn House in his first taste of a hospitality kitchen in his early teens.
Speaking of his appointment, Monk said: “It is such an honour to be taking my first head chef role at Corse Lawn House. The hotel has always had fond memories for me. I look forward to putting my own stamp on the kitchen whilst keeping the core values it has always held.”
Monk has worked in a number of high-profile establishments, including the two Michelin starred Le Champignon Sauvage and Hampshire restaurant, The Montagu Arms Hotel at Beaulieu.
In recent months, he has been working alongside Corse Lawn House’s owner and proprietor, Baba Hine to learn the ropes of the role before taking the lead as head chef from January 2019.
Hine said: “We are delighted to welcome back Chris as a core member of our hotel team here at Corse Lawn House. Chris has been doing a terrific job so far and our guests are relishing his menus. It’s no mean feat taking on a kitchen with such standing, yet I have absolute confidence in Chris and we are all excited to watch him flourish.”
Late last year, Corse Lawn House welcomed David Jenkins back to the hotel to take over the role of general manager.