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Two top culinary talents join the Calcot Collection

In August of 2017, The Calcot Collection were thrilled to welcome Richard Davies as Executive Chef at Calcot and in September, Jamie McCallum as new Head Chef of The Painswick.

Richard joined Calcot from The Celtic Manor in South Wales, where launched and headed up the resort’s fine dining restaurant, Epicure. Prior to Epicure, he attracted a loyal following as Executive Chef at The Manor House in Castle Combe near Bath, where he gained a Michelin star in 2009 retaining it for the rest of his time there, through to early 2016.

Jamie was senior sous chef at Anthony Demetre’s AD12 pop-up restaurant in late 2013, before teaming up with him again at the start of 2014 as Head Chef at his one-Michelin-starred Wild Honey restaurant in Mayfair.

More recently, Jamie’s insight as a chef has adopted different slants at London’s Waitrose Cookery School and then at the restaurant supplier, Flying Fish Seafoods.

The Calcot Collection’s Executive Chairman, Richard Ball, comments: “It’s very exciting to welcome Richard Davies and Jamie McCallum to The Calcot Collection now, anticipating how they will each place their respective characteristic stamps on Calcot and The Painswick. We’re delighted that they will play significant parts in driving forward and reinforcing each hotel’s reputation for inspired food and eating out. Both will draw on the Michelin-starred backbone of their careers to date. However, that well-grounded and high-level experience will be honed towards more easy-going translations to match the personality of their particular location.”

Since joining us last year, Richard and Jamie have already made their marks on both The Conservatory at Calcot and The Painswick Restaurant, respectively. Both of these talented chefs have built fantastic and energised teams and are creating exciting and innovative new menus… and the word is spreading. Come and taste what all the fuss is about!

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