After twelve years of running the food and beverage component of Claridge’s Hotel in London, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay called it quits and closed down his namesake restaurant. The restaurant, once widely regarded as a fixture in the city’s food scene, lost its Michelin star in 2010. But the luxury hotel is already planning its next food venture, set to open in 2014.
Chef Simon Rogan will be bringing a new venture to the hotel. He is known for his farm-to-table philosophy and often uses ingredients plucked directly from his own farm in Cumbria. Rogan currently holds two Michelin stars at his flagship restaurant, L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, and is considered one of London’s most innovative, up-and-coming chefs.
“We are very excited about bringing Simon Rogan to Claridge’s. He is a home-grown British talent and we believe his inspiring culinary vision builds on a bold approach for which Claridge’s has always been known” Thomas Kochs, general manager of the hotel.
Rogan has signed a 10-year contract. The hotel is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2014.