Gidleigh Park name new head chef

Laura White
Laura White

Chris Simpson has been appointed as Executive Head Chef at the world renowned Gidleigh Park Hotel near Chagford.

Chris, from Lancashire, took over the position from Michael Wignall who held the position for two years after taking the place of celebrity chef Michael Caines who has recently opened the Lympstone Manor Hotel.

Chris, who was the head chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw which has retained two Michelin Stars since 2011 said: “It’s a privilege to have been offered the opportunity to take up the reins at the Gidleigh Park, somewhere I have admired since I started cooking. I am delighted to be staying in the West Country and to be able to continue to work with all the great local producers and suppliers in the region.”