Trundle was most recently at Manfred’s, a farm-to-table restaurant in Copenhagen and has also worked under Robin Gill and Adam Byatt.
He will work with founders James Thomson, Faye Hudson and Robert Maynard to develop a new daytime offering that majors on fresh breads, pastries and light lunch dishes.
Wild Flor’s evening menu will continue to ‘celebrate the best of British ingredients and European cookery’.
“Chris joins us at a really exciting time as we continue to evolve and adapt to the changing times we find ourselves in,” says Thomson.
“Our values and ideologies are as much aligned as they are simple; to work with like-minded people, who enjoy cooking and serving food that makes people happy, using beautiful ingredients and enjoying the good times."
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Oliver Darby, who led our kitchen during the opening year and provided us with so many memorable dishes. We wish him the very best in whatever he decides to do next.”
Wild Flor launched last summer in the site that was once home to Skyfall.
The founders were already well-known within Brighton & Hove’s burgeoning food and drink scene having worked at restaurants including The Gingerman and Cin Cin.