Burlington announces new Head Chef, Peter Howarth

20th February 2020
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The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, has announced the appointment of Peter Howarth as Head Chef of the Burlington restaurant, which he will take up in November.

Peter has exemplary professional experience, having worked with top-class hotel restaurants, including Head Chef at The Samling, which held three AA rosettes, and prior to this, Head Chef at Gidleigh Park and The Latymer, both of which held two Michelin stars and five AA rosettes.

Other notable establishments which have honed Peter’s craft are two Michelin-starred Winteringham Fields, and the Michelin-starred Longueville Manor, Jersey. 

Peter’s love of travel has certainly impacted on his individual style of cooking, which he would describe as ‘Modern British with world influences’. The Devonshire Arms, however, is familiar territory for Peter, who was previously at the hotel for three years as Sous Chef to Michael Wignall.

Peter commented on his new role: 
“For me it’s like coming home, after having been at The Devonshire Arms during my early career, it’s now come full circle to be here now. I’m able to bring the experience I have enjoyed of travelling overseas, as well as working with some of the UK’s finest restaurants; it’s an exciting time and it just feels right."

James O’Donnell, General Manager of The Devonshire Arms Hotel, added:
"We look forward to welcoming Peter back to The Devonshire Arms. He has accrued a fabulous repertoire of experience and is joining at a dynamic time for the business. The Burlington has benefitted from Paul Leonard’s first-class tenure for more than two years, during which time it has regained its fourth rosette, among many more accolades; the baton is being passed over now for Peter to continue the upward journey."

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