The Stafford appoints culinary director

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
22 January 2018 | Updated 22 January 2018

UK: The Stafford London has appointed Ben Tish as culinary director

The Stafford London has announced the appointment of Ben Tish as its new culinary director.

In his new role Tish will oversee The Game Bird restaurant, the American Bar, Wine Cellars, private dining, suites and in-room dining.  In addition, the move will see Tish and The Stafford London launch new restaurant projects that will focus on the chef's signature style and love of European cuisine.

Tish previously served as chef director of Salt Yard Group, launching the renowned Soho sites of Dehesa, Ember Yard and Opera Tavern.

He commented: "I am delighted to be joining the team at The Stafford.  They have had such a great year in 2017 with the launch of The Game Bird, and I am excited to oversee the food offering in the restaurant and throughout the hotel moving forwards, as well as working with the team on new restaurant projects in the future.

General manager of The Stafford, Stuart Procter, said: "We are thrilled to be welcoming Ben to the hotel. He is an incredible chef, and together we look forward to evolving the offering at The Game Bird and across the hotel, along with launching exciting projects in line with Ben's fantastic food philosophy."

James Durrant has stepped down from his position as executive chef, and head chef Jozef Rogulski has been promoted as his replacement.  Jozef has worked as Head Chef of The Game Bird restaurant, with previous roles at Cliveden Country House Hotel, The Hand and Flowers and The Waterside Inn.

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