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Executive Head Chef, Darrel Wilde takes over the reins at Alexander House

Executive Head Chef, Darrel Wilde takes over the reins at Alexander House

We're thrilled to welcome our new Executive Head Chef Darrel Wilde to the team at Alexander House!

Darrel brings more than 14 years’ experience to his role, having worked with three highly regarded Michelin Star chefs Raymond Blanc, John Burton and Gary Rhodes, and we're excited to see him leading our brigade of chefs forward! Chef Darrel also formed part of the successful team who assisted Gary Rhodes when he secured a win on series 2 of Hell’s Kitchen UK.

A number of influences have shaped Darrel Wilde’s culinary career including a 12 year journey with one of his culinary hero’s, Gary Rhodes. Darrel started his career at Gary Rhodes’s flagship restaurant City Rhodes 1* Michelin 3AA Rosettes in 2000, he then went onto Rhodes in the Square 1* Michelin 3AA Rosettes. Further to this Darrel was also in the opening team of Rhodes 24 in London City where he contributed 2 years helping the restaurant achieve 1* Michelin and 3AA Rosettes and his most recent 7 years with Rhodes restaurants where Darrel worked on numerous projects including Head Chef at Rhodes West One Brasserie and Bar and the opening of the Arcadian Rhodes, on board the Arcadian P&O Cruise Liner.

We spoke to Darrel about his upcoming new challenge; ‘Alexander House is a fantastic opportunity for me to work in a sophisticated environment that still allows scope for innovation. My vision for Alexander House is to continue to bring the guests dining experience to the next level by developing the uniqueness of food, service, and ambiance with the hotels food and beverage offerings and I look forward to leading the team forward.'

Ian Heath, General Manager at Alexander House, is also looking forward to this new addition to the team.  ''I am thrilled to announce Darrel as our new Executive Chef; his extensive experience and culinary knowledge is impressive and he will be a credit to Alexander House.’'

In his role as Executive Chef at Alexander House, Chef Wilde will oversee all culinary aspects of the hotels various food and beverage offerings which include AG’s Restaurant, Reflections Restaurant and 1608 Champagne Bar.

We hope to welcome you to Alexander House to sample Darrel's menu soon!

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