Award-winning chef Dion Jones – the first ever Briton to win the prestigious French International Escoffier Challenge Grand Final – is joining Nelson Hotels as sous chef of the group’s new gastro pub The Fishpool Inn in Delamere, which is set to open this autumn.
Jones joins Nelson Hotels from Carden Park Country Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, where he spent six years working his way through the ranks to become senior chef de partie.
Speaking of his new appointment, Jones said: “I decided to join Nelson Hotels group because I’m very excited about contributing to a dynamic, successful business. Being involved in a new venture, The Fishpool Inn, and working under Leigh Myers will be a great experience for me.
Becoming a sous chef will help me realise my ambition of running a kitchen too and I’m looking forward to progressing with Nelson Hotels over the coming years.”