Raithwaite Sandsend appoints head chef

UK: Andy Hill has been appointed as head chef at Raithwaite Sandsend, located on the North Yorkshire Coast.

Hill has almost 25 years of experience as a chef, starting his career at the Michelin-starred Vermont Hotel in Newcastle. 

He then worked up the kitchen ladder in London at The Belvedere, and gained two rosettes while at The Crewe, Harper Arms, and The Dales Hotel.

Hill also held senior positions at the Michelin-starred properties Star at Harome and Handstead House, as well as Ston Easton Park and Wentworth.

Commenting on Hills’ appointment, general manager at Raithwaite Sandsend Alejandro Torrecilla said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce Andy Hill as head chef at Raithwaite Sandsend. Andy is a brilliantly talented chef and we are already seeing the fruit of his labour, with much more to come.”

Hill will take the helm at Raithwaite’s The Brasserie and Poacher’s Bar. At The Brasserie, Hills’ current menu focuses on his interest in foraging and scouring the woodlands and the hotel’s kitchen garden.

The Poacher’s Bar serves cocktails as well as light bites, including truffled cauliflower mac and cheese or freshly caught Whitby fish and chips.

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