Michelin Plate recommended Leeds restaurant Stockdales of Yorkshire has appointed a new head chef, Giuseppe Romano.
Giuseppe has been in the restaurant trade for 21 years, and a head chef for 15 years. He moved to Stockdales from Leeds-based contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu, where he was head chef. Prior to that, Giuseppe ran restaurants for the likes of Living Ventures, Gaucho and D&D, building an extensive knowledge of menu development and a passion for British, French and Italian cuisine.
Stockdales’ general manager Victoria Hatton said: “We’re thrilled to have Giuseppe on board. Having worked with him previously, I know the culinary magic he’s capable of and I’ve seen first-hand just how passionate and knowledgeable he is about quality British cuisine. In short, he’s the perfect person to lead our already talented team of chefs and take our restaurant offering to the next level.”
Giuseppe heads up a team of eight chefs at the restaurant, which is located in the old Pearl Assurance building, a grade two listed property situated on the corner of East Parade in the heart of Leeds city centre.
Head chef Giuseppe Romano said: “I’m honoured to head-up such a talented and ambitious team of chefs and excited for what the future holds, as we look to build on the impressive reputation Stockdales has as one of the best restaurants in the north of England.
“While steak has been and always will be an important part of what we offer, I want us to be known for far more than just our exceptional steak, and this ambition is reflected in the diverse range of British dishes that make up our new spring à la carte menu which will be unveiled on March 20.”