Ben Tish to launch new restaurant with The Stafford hotel

By Sophie Witts contact

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Ben Tish joins The Stafford as culinary director

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Ben Tish has been appointed culinary director at The Stafford London hotel following the departure of executive chef James Durrant.

Tish joins after stepping down from his role as chef director of Salt Yard Group, where he launched the Dehesa, Ember Yard and Opera Tavern restaurants, after 11 years last spring.

His new position will see him develop the menus throughout The Stafford, overseeing The Game Bird restaurant, American Bar, wine cellars, private and in-room dining, as well as launch new restaurant projects focusing on his ‘signature style and love of European cuisine’.

It comes after chef revealed during an appearance on Saturday Kitchen​ in October that he was hoping to launch his first standalone restaurant in central London in early 2018.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at The Stafford,” says Tish.

“They have had such a great year in 2017 with the launch of The Game Bird, and I am excited to oversee the food offering in the restaurant and throughout the hotel moving forwards, as well as working with the team on new restaurant projects in the future.”

Durrant joined The Stafford as executive chef in September 2016​ and oversaw the launch of The Game Bird.

His replacement is Jozef Rogulski, the restaurant's current head chef, who previously cooked at Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers and the Roux family’s Waterside Inn in Bray.

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