De Vere Latimer Estate has appointed Noel Busby as executive chef.
Busby, who has over 30 years’ experience having started his career with Rocco Forte Hotels, will be responsible for corporate meeting and event catering as well as leisure dining at the hotel.
He joins from Cucina in Hertfordshire, where he was executive chef and catered up to 1,300 corporate and leisure guests a day. Prior to this he spent four years working for Marriott, where he progressed from sous chef to executive chef at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and the Cheshunt Marriott Hotel, both situated in Hertfordshire.
Commenting on his new role, Busby said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at De Vere Latimer Estate. With such a strong focus on fresh seasonal produce, 1838 Restaurant & Bar provides a great opportunity for me to showcase my skills and experience creating delicious, memorable dishes for our guests.”
Antonio Campanile, general manager at De Vere Latimer Estate, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Noel into our talented team. Noel brings a wealth of creativity and experience to the kitchen, which will be an asset to the team who consistently deliver remarkable dining experiences for our guests.”
The 1838 Restaurant & Bar is located in De Vere Latimer Estate’s Mansion House, and also boasts an adjacent outdoor courtyard.
De Vere’s group nutritionist, Wendy Martinson OBE, also designs menus for the hotel’s function space, as part of the group’s Smart Space meetings concept.