New Executive Head Chef and Food and Beverage Manager for Cumbrian hotel

Robby Jenk FDMB North West

The Samling Hotel in Windermere has announced the appointment of Robby Jenks (pictured above) as its new Executive Head Chef and Rebecca Galland as Food & Beverage Manager

Jenks will be joining the team from his role as Executive Head Chef at AA-listed 5 star hotel, The Vineyard in Berkshire. During his time in the Berkshire-based hotel, Jenks won the Acorn Award in recognition as a rising star in the industry whilst also developing its dining offering. Prior to this, he worked as head chef alongside the current Samling GM, Oliver Smith, at Amberley Castle, West Sussex for three years.

Galland, who was Restaurant Manager at The Vineyard, will be appointed as Food & Beverage Manager. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, and having spent six years at The Vineyard, she was named as the Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year at the Hotel Cateys in 2016.

Commenting on the announcement, Oliver Smith, GM at The Samling said “I am really looking forward to having both Robby and Rebecca join the team, bringing with them extensive experience in premium hospitality.

“Having had a successful working relationship with Robby at Amberley Castle, I know that his high standards are very much in line with our ethos here at The Samling. His appreciation of diner enjoyment combined with our already-excellent wine list fits perfectly into the ambitious plans we have for 2019 and onwards. Similarly, I know that Rebecca will bring enthusiasm and huge amounts of knowledge into this new role.”