Staines, who left Mandarin Oriental Hotel in May last year after holding a Michelin star for seven years, joins the Feversham Arms as the hotel completes an extensive refurbishment.
Working alongside current head chef Simon Kelly, Staines will oversee the F&B operation in the hotel’s restaurant, lounge, spa and room service, which utilises fresh local produce from around Yorkshire.
Staines said he intended to develop the Feversham into a ‘foodie destination’
“Our team here is very passionate about local produce which features heavily in our new dishes and menu concepts Simon Kelly and I are introducing this Autumn.
“Since completing their recent major investment in the hotel’s suites and the new spa they have received many notable industry awards including AA Hotel of the Year 2009-2010. The focus now is on Simon Kelly and I to achieve new accolades in 2011.”
Just weeks after Staines announced his departure from Manddarin Oriental Hotel, it was confirmed he would be joining Heckfield Palce in Hampshire as executive chef. However it is understood the country house hotel is currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment, and is closed until 2012.