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Weetwood Hall Estate appoints new head chef

Weetwood Hall Estate has recruited a new head chef to further enhance its dining offering and to bring new flavours to the menu.

Kevin Kindland has been appointed as head chef to direct all of Weetwood Hall Estate’s dining offerings including its Mediterranean family restaurant, Convive, its Woodlands private dining suite and it conferencing function. Kevin will lead a team of 22 chefs and kitchen porters, across the premises.

The 39-year-old, from Huddersfield, joins the Weetwood Hall Estate team from a head chef position at Marco Pier White’s Italian restaurants in Leeds and Sheffield. Prior to this he was a freelance chef which saw him working across the region at Rosette-standard restaurants, providing a wide range of food styles.

Kevin also brings four years’ experience of working as executive head chef at Ripley Castle Estate, to the role. There he worked on weddings and large-scale banqueting as well as in its traditional tea room and its two-AA Rosette restaurant, the Boar’s Head.

Kevin is currently working on a new menu for the Convive restaurant, which will be introduced at the end of March.

Kevin said: “I’m very excited to be working on the new menu, which will allow me to put my stamp on the restaurant and bring additional flavoursome dishes to guests. I trained at El Gato Negro tapas restaurant and so am looking forward to getting back to my routes.

“I love the restaurant’s concept – a taste of the Mediterranean in a family-friendly setting, using locally sourced produce – and will enjoy playing my part in maintaining high standards and giving diners a relaxing, authentic Mediterranean dining experience.”

Outside of work, Kevin is always on the lookout for cookery inspiration and will often be found reading cook books, watching cookery programmes and dining out.


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