Simpsons names new Head Chef

Michelin-starred restaurant Simpsons has named Nathan Eades as its new Head Chef.
 
The former Chef Owner of Epi at The Courtyard in Bromsgrove, Eades will be in place for the Edgbaston restaurant’s reopening on 16th September following its refurbishment.
 
The news means Eades will take over from Matt Cheal who announced earlier this summer that he would leave Simpsons after 16 years in order to set up his own restaurant named Cheal’s of Henley.
 
Eades’ career has seen him study as a catering student at Worcester College before being an apprentice at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire, and he has since worked at Lainstone House in Winchester, Swinfen Hall Hotel and the Wedgwood Hotel and Spa in Vancouver, while he was also the Senior Sous Chef at the three AA rosette Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow.
 
Speaking about his new role, Eades said: “Simpsons is the mecca of cooking in Birmingham and there are many Chefs who would love to be in my position.
 
“It’s humbling to be following in the footsteps of so many great Chefs and even more exciting to be joining now, at the start of a new era for the restaurant. I’m looking forward to building on the foundations of the past and bringing in my own perspective and style.”
 
The restaurant will be hoping to feature in next year’s Waitrose Good Food Guide which was topped this year by L’Enclume.
 
Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred restaurant took the prize for the third successive time and scored a perfect 10 out of 10. Second place went to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, with Pollen Street Social in London, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall, Hibiscus in London and Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottinghamshire also placing highly.
 
Rogan also saw two of his other restaurants feature in the top 20, with Fera at Claridge’s in 12th and The French in Manchester in 17th place.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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