Kimpton Fitzroy London appoints Russell Ford as executive chef | Article

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Kimpton Fitzroy London, the luxury hotel located in Bloomsbury, has appointed Russell Ford as the new executive chef of the hotel.

A recognised professional in the food industry, Ford joins Kimpton Fitzroy London with 30 years’ experience as a chef and managing kitchens in a variety of establishments.

Ford has previously worked at some of the top London hotels, including The Marylebone Hotel and The Kensington Hotel as executive head chef.

The Kimpton Fitzroy London opened in 2018 and occupies a full block along the eastern side of Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury. Originally designed by Charles Fitzroy Doll in 1898, it features 334 bedrooms, four restaurants and bars: Galvin Bar and Grill, Fitz’s, Burr and Co. and Palm Court, as well as a gym, eight meeting and events spaces and a Grade II-Heritage Listed ballroom.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “Kimpton Fitzroy London has so much to offer, from all day dining in Burr and Co to events to room service. The diversity of the role is extremely exciting to me and I’m looking forward to seeing how this develops in the future.

“It is important for me to nurture Kimpton Fitzroy London’s up and coming chefs, helping them to develop their careers and champion the amazing talent that the hotel chefs have. In addition, I am looking forward to making my mark on the event, room service and Burr and Co menus.”

Gareth Walsh, general manager at Kimpton Fitzroy London, added: “It is a real pleasure to have Russell join the Kimpton team and lead the way in the next chapter of our culinary journey. It’s an exciting time for the hotel and we look forward to developing our guest experience further.”

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