Geschwindt, who replaces former executive chef Stephen Wheeler, will be in charge of the menus at all five dining venues at the Hertfordshire hotel: The Glasshouse, The Stables, The Lounges and pop up restaurants in partnership with Madhu’s and Jimmy Garcia. As well as looking after the restaurants, he will also lead the entire corporate and event catering operation.
He will oversee the internationally-inspired, ‘estate-to-plate’ menu served at The Glasshouse serves and at the more sustainably-focused The Stables as well as at Madhu’s at The Grove, a south Asian pop-up restaurant created in collaboration with caterer to the royal family, Madhu’s.
In addition he will oversee the menu at Jimmy’s BBQ Club and Jimmy’s Chef’s Table, which launches next month in collaboration with Jimmy Garcia. The Chef’s Table will be located in the hotel’s Jemima’s Kitchen Garden, where Yorkshire-born Garcia will prepare dishes using the fresh produce around him.
Geschwindt was executive sous chef at The Savoy for two years and has also held roles as executive chef at The Wolseley in Piccadilly, as head chef at The Landmark’s two-rosette restaurant The Winter Garden, at Odette’s in Primrose Hill and the two Michelin star Restaurant MB at the Ritz-Carlton Abama in Tenerife.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the exceptionally talented team at The Grove - and at such an exciting time for the property, which relaunches as a brand new hotel next month,” he says.
“I’m looking forward to leading the outstanding team and taking the already strong dining proposition at The Grove to new heights, while nurturing the next generation of culinary talent.”