L’oscar London appoints new head chef

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London’s luxury hotel L’oscar has appointed new head chef Allan Pickett.

Pickett joins the hotel, which opened in the former Holborn headquarters of the Baptist Union in 2018, having previously been executive head chef at The Standard Hotel in London, where he ran the ground floor eateries and food outlets for almost two years until October 2020.

He also held the same role at The Swan at The Globe and boasts experience during his career at the likes of Sanderson, London and Aviator – a hotel by TAG in Farnborough.

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He also owned Piquet restaurant in Fitzrovia between 2014 and 2016.

Pickett replaces Stuart Conibear at L’oscar, who departed the hotel this month.

Chef Tony Fleming was the hotel’s first executive chef and director of F&B upon opening, but left a year later to rejoin restaurant group D&D London.

With famed interiors by Jacques Garcia and owned by Triangle Hotels and Resorts, the original Baptist church was transformed into a striking luxury hotel in a £40m project, opening to the public on May 2018.

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