Hrishikesh Desai

EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF
GILPIN HOTEL & LAKE HOUSE

New Gilpin Chef

New Gilpin Chef

New Gilpin Chef

Following his win on BBC 2’s Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial, we are thrilled to welcome someone with Hrishikesh’s immense talent to Gilpin. Hrishikesh beat off stiff competition in the final, following a rigorous interview process and tough culinary assessments.

He brings with him a wealth of experience including Institute Paul Bocuse, Les Maison de Bricourt (2*), Le Chateau do Bagnol (1*), French Laundry (3*), and Lucknam ‘The Park’ (1*). He is one of the few chefs to have won both the Roux Scholarship (2009) and the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef of the Year (2010), unique in that he won these in consecutive years.

Not only does he have a unique blend of skills and experience, but he is a man of true humility and fits in perfectly with the ethos of our family business. We hope he is with us for many years to come.

For his part, Hrishikesh says, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this exciting new role, this is the job I’ve always wanted. The opportunity to work at a Relais & Châteaux hotel with such a superb reputation is genuinely a dream come true. As viewers of the programme will have seen, it was an intense and at times emotional process, but I’m so thankful to have the chance to come to the fabulous Lake District and create some and inspirational new menus in my own distinctive style.”

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Hrishikesh Desai

 

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