Capper appointed head chef at Oddfellows in Chester

George Sell By George Sell
12 September 2017 | Updated 12 September 2017

UK: Matthew Capper has been appointed head chef at the 18-bedroom Chester boutique hotel.

Capper will work alongside the Oddfellows management team "to reimagine the culinary offering and look of the popular city restaurant".

Originally from Chester, Capper trained in France, at Le Fleuray, a gastronomic country house hotel in the Loire Valley. He returned to Chester where he has headed up the city's popular restaurant Chez Jules for the past four years.

Capper said: "The opportunity at Oddfellows came at a perfect time for me. I can build on my previous experience and carry that through to a 24-hour operation, where events and weddings come into play - at the same time as busy breakfasts and afternoon tea services. Oddfellows is a brilliant business to be part of -  they are independently run, and headed up by a small and smart team of experienced professionals who are happy for me to take the wheel creatively and have autonomy on the direction my food will take."

Capper and the team are set to relaunch the restaurant at Oddfellows this autumn, with new menus and a new look.

Jonathan Slater of Oddfellows Hotels, said: "Matthew is a wonderful asset to the team at Oddfellows - he has strong ideas and the talent to support them. We are looking forward to evolving our restaurant under his creative vision."

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