The Kaleidoscope Collection – currently comprising No.15 Great Pulteney, The County Hotel, Bath and a third property due to be revealed later this month – has announced the appointment of Marc Hardiman as executive chef of the group.
He joined the group in June after a short time in Yorkshire after leaving his position as executive chef at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham in December last year.
Hardiman also boasts stints at Homewood Park, Nunsmere Hall and Charlton House in Shepton Mallet.
His first head chef role was at The Greenway Hotel in Cheltenham, a position he also held at Fishmore Hall in Ludlow and The Feathers, Woodstock, before becoming executive chef at five-star Bovey Castle after just three months.
Now in his new role with Ian and Christa Taylor’s Kaleidoscope Collection he has already reinvented the menus at No.15 Great Pulteney and introduced an all-day menu at The County Hotel Bath.
“The ideas of the Kaleidoscope Collection and individual hotels really appealed to me, which makes it exciting to work on different concepts across the group,” says Hardiman. “It’s certainly going to keep me busy for years to come.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Marc to oversee the food operation across Kaleidoscope and bring him back to where his career began in Bath,” said Ian Taylor, owner of the Kaleidoscope Collection. “He’s a real chef for the local community and has already proven a breath of fresh air to work with. Marc really understands the individual personalities of our properties and has plenty of exciting concepts up his sleeve too – we’re really looking forward to working with him on this next chapter and for the locals of Bath to try his food.”
The Taylors acquired The County Hotel in March of this year, shortly after selling the Abbey Hotel Bath to KE Hotels.