Finnegan has worked previously for Caines at his two Michelin-starred restaurant Gidleigh Park and also spent eight year as head chef at The Castle Hotel Taunton. He will begin his position at the Michael Caines Collection on 8 September.
The hotel and restaurant group currently comprises Lympstone Manor, The Cove at Maenporth, and two new projects, one in Porthleven, following the recent purchase of the former Rick Stein restaurant, and one in Exmouth.
“Coming back to work for Michael and with the team is very exciting. I have great memories from my formative years at Gidleigh Park - 14 years ago,” says Finnegan.
“It’s a testament to the company to see so many familiar faces still working for Michael. I have been watching the brand grow from afar with admiration and I’m really excited with the appointment.
“I can’t wait to start building relationships with the team and customers alike and ultimately cook some fantastic food.”
“It is great to have Liam join as Group Executive Chef for the Michael Caines Collection,” adds Caines.
“Liam joins us at an exciting time with the impending opening of Porthleven and in advance of the Exmouth project due to open early 2021, bringing the total collection to four sites. Since working with me at Gidleigh Park, Liam will be bringing with him an exciting dynamic of maturity, skill and experience.
“I’m excited to be working closely with Liam across the multiple properties and further developing the Michael Caines dining concept.”