Simon Rogan appoints MD for Umbel Restaurant Group

By Emma Eversham

- Last updated on GMT

David Simms is the new MD of Simon Rogan's restaurant group
David Simms is the new MD of Simon Rogan's restaurant group

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Chef Simon Rogan has appointed David Simms managing director of his Umbel Restaurant Group. 

In the new role Simms will oversee Rogan's growing estate, including L’Enclume, Rogan & Co, Aulis, and the Pig & Whistle in Cartmel, Cumbria, The French and Mr Cooper’s House & Garden at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, and Fera at Claridge’s in London.

Simms started his career with Roux Fine Dining in 1994 where he worked as chef de partie for three years. He joined Le Gavroche in 1997, moving on to work with John Burton-Race at Temple restaurant in London in 1999. 

More recently the chef worked with Restaurant Associates as group executive chef where he oversaw the contract caterer's 20 fine dining establishments before launching his own catering consultancy Kendall & Simms in 2012. 

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