People on the Move in Hospitality: December 2011

By Luke Nicholls

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John Calton​, who made the final three of BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals 2010, has been appointed head chef at the Harbour Lights pub​ in his home town of South Shields.

Chef Clive Dixon​ has formed a partnership​with​Henry & Katherine Cripps and will be joining country pub The White Oak​ as chef-patron in January 2012, while Steve and Joanna Bulmer​ have closed the Brook Hall Cookery School and will be integrating their skills into the 10in8 Group’s cookery school and Fine Dining Academy​.

Dale Gill ​has taken over as head chef at the Legacy Woodhall Spa Hotel​ and his first task was to design the venue’s Christmas menu, while Hall Garth Hotel​ has appointed Pam Mooney​ as new general manager.

The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa​ has appointed Andrew Mackay​ as its new General Manager, while Mathew Mawtus​ comes in as operations director at Charlottes Holdings​, which owns Charlottes Place in Ealing and Charlottes Bistro in Chiswick.

New York-style brasserie and cocktail bar Village East​ has appointed Nick Deverell-Smith​ as head chef and Tony Lincoln​ has been appointed European sales & marketing director at restaurantsPlanet Hollywoodand Earl of Sandwich​.

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