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.
Tish (left) joins from his previous role as c hef 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, he 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 Tish and The Stafford London launch new restaurant projects in the near future that will focus on his signature style and love of European cuisine.
He said: “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.”
James Durrant has stepped down from his position as executive chef, and head chef Jozef Rogulski has been promoted as his replacement.
Rogulski 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.