Coventry-born Goodyear joins the restaurant from Hide in Mayfair, where he was head chef. His previous roles include working as a chef de partie at Dabbous, Mugaritz in San Sebastian and Maaemo in Oslo.
“I can’t wait to get started, there’s so much potential here to take Adam’s to the next level,” he says. “The young team of chefs are great, very hungry and enthusiastic. I look forward to teaching them new techniques and working with them to continually improve their already exceptional skill levels.
“‘My culinary style is built around modern, European fine dining, so Adam’s is a great fit for me. Personally, this role is the perfect opportunity to get back to my roots in the Midlands and take on an exciting challenge.
“The kitchen has everything a chef could dream of and it’s very clear that it has been designed by someone who loves to produce quality food.
“I’m also thrilled to be working with Adam Stokes; having someone like him to collaborate with and run ideas by will be brilliant.”
Husband and wife owners Adam and Natasha Stokes opened Adam’s in 2013 with the restaurant winning a Michelin star soon after.
“It’s the role of a head chef not just to cook, but to innovate, inspire and teach,” says Adam Stokes. “James will be a great addition to our talented team, and we are all looking forward to working with him."