Michael Caines’ Palé Hall fills Head Chef job

A new Head Chef and General Manager have been appointed at Palé Hall, the upcoming venture from two Michelin-starred Michael Caines.
 
Gareth Stevenson will take control of the kitchen after previously working with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsay.
 
His career started as a Chef at Northop Country House Hotel before joining the Michael Caines restaurant at Abode and working his way up to become Senior Chef de Partie. After this, he had a stage at the two Michelin-starred Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and became Demi Chef de Partie at Maze.
 
His new Head Chef job will see him work alongside Executive Chef Caines, where he will help to develop breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus for the new luxury hotel.
 
Opening this August, the venture will be based in the countryside of North Wales and will house 18 guest bedrooms.
 
The hotel will be led by new General Manager Pim Wolfs who previously held the same role at Macdonald Pittodrie House in Aberdeen and also spent six years working at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
 
Speaking about the new team, Alan and Angela Harper, Owners of Palé Hall, said: “We are over the moon about Pim and Gareth joining the Palé Hall family and thrilled to see our team grow.”
 
They added: “We know that guests will love the highly trained personal service that Pim and his team will provide as well as the innovative and delicious dishes, using the wealth of quality produce surrounding the hotel, that Gareth, together with Michael, will create. This is an extremely exciting time for our hotel.’ 
 
Elsewhere, Adam Smith has been named the Executive Chef at the five AA star Coworth Park.
 
The former Roux scholar, who earned four AA rosettes while Executive Chef at Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, will take over at the Berkshire hotel this summer.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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