York’s Elmbank Hotel has appointed Yorkshire chef Mike Cummings as its new head chef.
Cummings’ appointment is just one in a long line of changes at the Cairn-owned Elmbank, which recently received a £5m renovation.
The refurbishment included the kitchen, where Cummings will serve classic British dishes like beer battered haddock and steak and ale pie.
The hotel also plans to grow its own fruit and herbs in the garden.
Cummings has worked extensively in his native Yorkshire, and has even cooked for the Duke of York and Archbishop of York.
The new chef commented: “It’s a new beginning at Elmbank Hotel as it’s been completely reimagined with every element centred around its York roots, from the Art Nouveau inspired décor to our food. Diners can expect a menu of much loved British dishes all with a Yorkshire flare, changing every season to use ingredients when they’re at their very best.
“I’ve been lucky enough to bring in a strong team of local chefs as part of the hotel’s recruitment drive, including roles for aspiring chefs starting their journey in the industry. As well as continuously developing our menu we will soon be launching an afternoon tea and have some exciting things happening this Christmas.”