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Ian Howard takes the helm at Galvin at the athenaeum

Ian Howard has been appointed Executive Chef at Galvin at The Athenaeum; the Galvin brothers’ contemporary British restaurant housed within the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair.

Ian joins the hotel team after a successful career as Head Chef at Borough Market’s infamous Roast Restaurant, as well as Executive Head Chef at Babylon Restaurant and The Roof Gardens High Street Kensington.

The ethos that Ian follows in his day to day life is to keep things simple and fresh, enticing the full flavours out of ingredients and adding an interesting and unexpected twist.

“One of the favourite daily tasks for me is talking with suppliers to find out what their best produce is on any given day and transforming that into something magnificent for our customers. Galvin at The Athenaeum is a great space as it provides a luxury experience in a relaxed atmosphere,” says Ian.

Some of his favourite summer ingredients are the humble English tomato and summer berries. When asked who his dream dinner party guest would be, Ian would like to win over Marco Pierre White. “I’d love to be able to cook him one of his own classics from his cookbook, White Heat.”

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