Craig Rogan appointed executive head chef at Dakota Leeds

Eloise Hanson By Eloise Hanson
16 August 2019 | Updated 16 August 2019

UK: Dakota Leeds has appointed Craig Rogan – son of two-Michellin-star-winning Simon Rogan – as the hotel’s executive head chef.

Bringing 12 years of experience to the role, Rogan has previously worked at Manchester House, L'Enclume in Cumbria, and Fera at Claridge's in London.

He recently served as head chef at the Grand hotel in York, where Rogan was able to regain the site's three AA rosettes.

Rogan said: "I've lived in Leeds for a while and have admired Dakota Leeds for some time, so this was an opportunity not to be missed. I'm excited to get started on putting the new plans in place and introduce some exciting menu changes, while respecting those aspects that guests admire about the hotel and restaurant."

Rogan plans to offer a tailored dining experience with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients.

Andrew Creese, general manager at Dakota Leeds, commented: "We're delighted to welcome Craig to the team here at Dakota Leeds. His experimental energy and creative flair will bring a fresh outlook and new ideas to our dining experiences."

"We knew we wanted Craig to work for us as soon as we met him; he puts his own twist on the latest gastronomic trends meaning that we can really present one-of-a-kind experiences for guests and help lead the restaurant to even greater culinary heights."

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