Tewkesbury Park has announced the appointment of a new pastry chef.
Peter Turnpenny joins from his role as pastry sous chef at Great Fosters Hotel, where he had worked with a team of six pastry chefs since 2017.
Turnpenny also boasts experience at the likes of Ashford International Hotel, Lucknam Park where he worked his way up from commis chef to chef de partie in three years.
In 2015 a brief stint at one of the north’s most renowned restaurants, The Star Inn Harome, in York, saw him take up his first official pastry chef role, before he moved to Gilpin Hotel and would oversee the overall running of the Michelin-star kitchen in the absence of the executive chef.
In his new role, Turnpenny will spearhead the pastry department and will initially focus on creating new pudding menus for the hotel’s new restaurant, Mint, along with the new brunch menu, which launches in March.
Tewkesbury Park recently completed an extensive four-year renovation costing nearly £10m, with the addition of nine suites, two new spa rooms, two meeting rooms, an orangery, a cocktail lounge and the Cotswolds suite, an events suite – complete with a wood-fired pizza oven and terrace.
All other communal areas and leisure facilities have also been completely refurbished.
The hotel was acquired by Claire McIntosh, her mum and brother in 2014.