"As Head Chef, I want my dishes to create a sense of excitement and variation, providing the perfect menu to match the occasion."
Andrew, 37, from Wirral, brings with him a passion for high-quality cuisine with a focus on using locally sourced produce in new and innovative ways.
Following an impressive background in the hospitality industry, Andrew is looking to add his signature culinary flair to the extensive food offering at Leasowe Castle.
Andrew said: “I am thrilled to be joining Leasowe Castle, which has a reputation as one of Merseyside’s most luxurious venues. As Head Chef, I want my dishes to create a sense of excitement and variation, providing the perfect menu to match the occasion.
“I will be heading up the venue’s in-house Brasserie 1593 as well as overseeing function, event and wedding menu design, creating innovative dishes and ensuring quality and exceptional flavours throughout. I’ll also be managing Leasowe Castle’s entire culinary team, and I’m passionate about developing my staff’s skills in the kitchen and motivating them to continue to spearhead the excellent reputation of the castle.”
As an acclaimed chef, Andrew has previously worked as a senior sous chef and head chef in a number of luxury venues in the North West and the Midlands. Notably, he was a Gordon Ramsay scholarship finalist in 2004 and more recently, a Hotel Olympia Bronze Medallist in the Stadia Fine Dining Awards 2016.
Leasowe Castle’s in-house eatery Brasserie 1593 serves up an array of popular signature dishes with menu highlights including Pan-Fried Sirloin served with Grilled tomato, Flat Cap Mushroom & Watercress, Duo of Haddock with Butter Roasted & Herb Crumbed Poached Pearl Potato and Pepper stuffed with Mediterranean Vegetables served with Moroccan Cous Cous. For those attending an event or even tying the knot at the castle, there are extensive culinary options available designed with every taste in mind.
General Manager of Leasowe Castle Mike Dewey said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the team, where he will manage the culinary operations throughout the venue. We are already renowned throughout the North West for our utterly unique dining experience whether it is a cosy meal with friends in Brasserie 1593 or a luxury wedding breakfast served in an idyllic fairy-tale setting.”
For more information about Leasowe Castle visit www.leasowecastle.com or call 0151 606 9191.