A new executive chef has joined the team at booming young boutique hotel brand, Flat Cap Hotels.
Steven Tuke, formerly at The Chester Grosvenor with Simon Radley and head chef at Oddfellows Hotels, joins the trailblazing new group in a newly-created role as Flat Cap Hotels ploughs on with expansion.
Tuke comes armed with a wealth of experience at the likes of Malmaison, Stanneylands Hotel, plus Ascot and Chester Racecourses. Now in his new role, his first priority will be managing the kitchen team and overseeing all F&B at Flat Cap Hotels’ debut property, The Vicarage Freehouse and Rooms in Cheshire.
Flat Cap Hotels is a family-run hotel group founded by brothers Oliver and Dominic Heywood in 2015.
Earlier this year, the group acquired the former Crown Court in Knutsford. This second site is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment and development, with the first phase due to open in early 2017.
Tuke will be managing the food operation at both properties.
He commented: “I’m delighted to be part of the team at Flat Cap Hotels, we have some exciting plans for The Vicarage and have re-launched the menus, including the afternoon tea which is receiving great feedback. I’m looking forward to putting the restaurant on the map in the region. The focus for The Vicarage is regionally sourced food that tastes delicious and leaves customers with a smile.”