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.
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
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.”