Royal Lancaster London has appointed Fortnum & Mason’s Scott Villacora as its new executive pastry chef.
Villacora has 15 years’ experience as a chef, and graduated from the Philippine School of Culinary Arts in 2004.
He has already worked with the pastry department to develop new breads, pastries and desserts. Next he plans to redesign the hotel’s afternoon tea offering. It will launch in early 2020.
Villacora commented: “I want to take all my previous 15 years experiences and bring them to Royal Lancaster London.
“My entire focus is on flavour and presentation, and my aim is for Royal Lancaster London to become one of the very best places to enjoy Afternoon Tea in London.
“We have 10 beehives on the roof of the hotel which supply me with delicious, citrusy honey from pollinating the lime trees in Hyde Park. I will be using this gorgeous Champagne coloured honey in my desserts and of course the Afternoon Tea.”
The Royal Lancaster overlooks Hyde Park and recently underwent an £85m refurbishment.