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Fri, 6 July 2018

Adam Handling Appointed Executive Chef of Belmond Cadogan Hotel in London

Adam Handling has been appointed as Executive Chef of the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, its new flagship property in London scheduled to winter 2018.

 Tipped by Caterer magazine as one of the ‘30 under 30 to watch’ Handling has a passion for traditional British cuisine with a modern twist and places sustainability and zero waste at the core of his philosophy.

 “Adam is an exciting and innovative talent who has made his mark on the London dining scene,” said Klaus Kabelitz, General Manager, Belmond Cadogan Hotel. “At Belmond, we are delighted to support up-and-coming talent and Adam’s culinary skill, combined with his incredible passion for curating the ultimate fine-dining experience makes him the perfect partner for our first London hotel restaurant.”

Adam Handling. Click to enlarge.

As Executive Chef, Handling will oversee all food and beverage operations at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, including the main restaurant featuring an open kitchen. The Bar and Terrace, accessed directly from Pont Street featuring drinks and lighter bites, as well as the Tea Lounge offering a specially crafted tea service.

Adam Handling, said, “I’m so excited to be partnering with Belmond Cadogan Hotel to bring an outstanding selection of dining options for visitors and guests of the hotel. Belmond has an incredible worldwide reputation and the building itself has an amazing history - I’m really looking forward to bringing the hotel into a new, modern chapter and putting my stamp on the menus. Being part of this launch is one of the highlights of my career.”

Scottish born Handling began his career at Gleneagles as their first ever trainee. Since then he has fast been recognised as one of the rising stars of the culinary scene for his exceptional cuisine that marries daring flavours with out-of-the ordinary culinary techniques.

He opened his first independent restaurant, The Frog E1, in Shoreditch in June 2016, and his flagship restaurant, Frog by Adam Handling, in Covent Garden in September 2017. Handling will continue to operate the Adam Handling restaurant group alongside the hotel with his team.

 As well as being nominated Scottish Chef of the Year in 2015, Handling’s restaurants have won Best Restaurant of the Year in the Food & Travel Reader Awards 2017 and Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the Foodism100 Awards 2018.

Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of Cadogan, said, “We are very excited about Adam joining the neighbourhood. As long-term stewards of Chelsea, our focus is on creating vibrancy through a careful balance of top international flagships, best-in-their-field independent artisans and an inspiring mix of places to eat and drink. Adam brings a fresh new dining experience to Sloane Street and I’m certain will be very popular with both locals and guests alike.”

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