Friday, 20 August 2010


Matt Leech - who has worked under Gordon Ramsey and alongside Simon Radley - has now been appointed Head Chef at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill at Doubletree by Hilton Chester.

Well-known for his no-nonsense approach in the kitchen, Matt has certainly got a lot in common with new boss Marco Pierre White.

Matt first studied at West Cheshire College where he gained his formal qualifications. Whilst working at a local hotel restaurant Matt got the opportunity for a two day trial at Gordon Ramsey’s London restaurant Claridge’s.

He was then offered a permanent position and in his time at Claridge’s learnt how a disciplined kitchen ran, to appreciate working with quality produce, cope with long hours and consistently raise his standards.

Matt was then lured back home to Chester with the opportunity to work with The Grosvenor Hotel’s Simon Radley, where he held the position of Sous Chef from late 2006 to 2010.

Head Chef Matt Leech, 30, says:

“I learnt a lot from Simon during my time at The Grosvenor. I now try to run my kitchen like Simon; he has certainly stamped his influence on me during my career under him. The kitchen needs to run smoothly and I certainly put my chefs through their paces to make sure that everything is spot on.”

Former head Chef Chris Brown has now gone onto become the new group Head Chef for all Sanguine Hospitality backed Marco Pierre White restaurants.

North West Brand Manager Francis Carroll says:

“Myself and Marco are thrilled to have Matt Leech in the role of Head Chef at the Chester Marco Pierre White restaurant. Matt is an exceptionally skilled chef and runs a very tight ship. He also shares Marco’s passion for seasonal, local produce and good honest food so he’s the perfect man for the job.”

The final changes are now being made to the menu at the MPW Steakhouse, Bar & Grill Chester which is set to be heavily influenced by Matt and Marco’s enthusiasm for exceptional seasonal produce and that all important affordable glamour.

The MPW Steakhouse, Bar & Grill at Doubletree by Hilton Chester is located on Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3PD.



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