New head chef joins the ranks at Cambridge’s Hotel Felix

14/06/17 Cambridge Magazine – Chef Profile Richard Stokes, Hotel Felix – Cambridge, Cambridge

Hotel Felix, a four-star, independent hotel located in Cambridge, has announced the appointment of new head chef Richard Stokes at the award-winning Graffiti Restaurant.

Stokes joins the catering team at Hotel Felix after 24 years at the Three Horseshoes in Madingley, where he was chef patron and then became owner nine years ago, responsible for running every aspect of the business.

Commenting on Richard’s appointment, Shara Ross, general manager for Hotel Felix states: “We are thrilled to have secured someone as talented as Richard to bolster the kitchen and help lead the Graffiti Restaurant. Richard has lots of enthusiasm and is full of ideas to greater our culinary delights including sprucing the menu with some of his Italian influences, which I am extremely excited to see happen in the near future.”

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Stokes added: “I am delighted to join the team at Hotel Felix. I am really looking forward to introducing some exciting menu changes, while respecting the firm favourites that regular guests love. My appointment is perfectly timed as right now East Anglia has an abundance of delicious, seasonal ingredients so I am very keen to maximise these throughout the array of dishes on the menus.”

Richard has launched a new lunch menu at Hotel Felix this July.

Courses range from a Salad of Crab, Grapefruit, Avocado, Ginger and Frisee, to Roast Summer Pigeon, Peas, Butter Braised Lettuce, Black Rice and Zucchini and Parmesan Custard filled Tart with Black Olive Jam.

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