Stonehouse Court Hotel, a bespoke hotel in Gloucestershire, has announced the arrival of award-winning chef Lewis Dixon to lead its kitchen team.
The hotel says the appointment is part of its continued push to bring sustainability to all aspects of the business.
Dixon has comprehensively redesigned the restaurant menus, placing a renewed emphasis on homemade, local produce, with many ingredients grown through the on-site chef’s garden.
Following substantial recent refurbishments to the property, Stonehouse Court has prioritized sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices across all areas of its operation.
Currently working to secure their Silver Award from Green Hospitality, the hotel has moved towards 100% renewable electricity, a substantial development of the chef’s kitchen garden and relationships with local Gloucestershire suppliers, as well as engaging in widespread activities to minimise the carbon footprint of the business.
Dixon said: “My mission here at Stonehouse Court Hotel is to provide a more sustainable future by using locally sourced seasonal produce, and of course, including our very own Chef’s Garden to create appetising menus.
“I’m extremely fortunate to have lived and worked
at all types of hotels, pubs and restaurants throughout my life, so I can say
with certainty that the business aligns fully with my values and aspirations. I
can’t wait to bring my passion for sustainability to the team and business, not
to mention the customers’ plate!”
The hotel’s owner, Sarah Brewster, added: “The arrival of Lewis to lead our Kitchen Team is the next step in our journey to true green hospitality.
“We have invested substantially in the restaurant and bar in recent years, while the team have embraced environmentally-friendly practices across all areas of the business. Lewis’s arrival will strengthen and further our commitment in this regard.”