UK: Kai Taylor will join the team in Cornwall from Gloucestershire, serving breakfast through to lunch and dinner for guests and non-residents.
Taylor earned his first head chef position at age 21, having achieved five AA rosettes within his first two years.
He most recently helped with the launch of the Stables Restaurant in Chipping Sodbury, and has previously held the title of executive chef at The Bristol and Stanton Manor.
Commenting on his appointment, Taylor said: “I would describe my cooking style as honest, simple and natural. I love working with smaller, artisan food producers and the mutual respect with these food heroes is what motivates me in the kitchen. My family and I decided to move down to Cornwall after falling in love with the approach to life here and I’m really excited to be translating this laid-back lifestyle, coupled with the finest local Cornish produce, to the menus at The Cornwall Hotel.”
General manager, Rebecca Coonan, added: “We’re delighted to have Kai on board. Having honed his skills abroad and with some fantastic establishments and experience under his belt he’s a great addition to the team. His style of cooking is a perfect match for the hotel’s dining ethos, which is first and foremost relaxed, inviting and sociable.”
Last year, The Cornwall Hotel & Spa opened the regions first and only Laura Ashley the Tea Room, serving brunch and English afternoon teas with a Cornish twist.
Other dining highlights include a regularly changing specials menu, a traditional Sunday roast, a dedicated children’s menu and a Winnie the Pooh themed afternoon tea served through until Easter.