The Stafford London has announced the appointment of Ben Tish as Culinary Director, overseeing the entire food offering, including The Game Bird restaurant, the celebrated American Bar, Wine Cellars, private dining, suites and in-room dining.
Ben joins from his previous role as Chef Director of Salt Yard Group, launching the renowned Soho sites of Dehesa, Ember Yard and Opera Tavern. In his new role at The Stafford London, Ben will evolve the menus throughout the hotel, in keeping with the modern British comfort cooking for which The Game Bird has become renowned. In addition, the move will see Ben and The Stafford London launch new restaurant projects in the near future that will focus on Ben’s signature style and love of European cuisine.
Speaking of his new position, Ben commented, “I am delighted to be joining the team at The Stafford. They have had such a great year in 2017 with the launch of The Game Bird, and I am excited to oversee the food offering in the restaurant and throughout the hotel moving forwards, as well as working with the team on new restaurant projects in the future.
Speaking of the appointment, General Manager of The Stafford, Stuart Procter, states, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Ben to the hotel. He is an incredible chef, and together we look forward to evolving the offering at The Game Bird and across the hotel, along with launching exciting projects in line with Ben’s fantastic food philosophy.”
James Durrant has stepped down from his position as Executive Chef, and Head Chef Jozef Rogulski has been promoted as his replacement. Jozef has worked as Head Chef of The Game Bird restaurant, with previous roles at Cliveden Country House Hotel, The Hand and Flowers and The Waterside Inn.