New head chef for Michelin-starred The Samling

Luxury Windemere hotel, The Samling is to welcome a new head chef, Peter Howarth in October, who joins the Michelin-starred restaurant from the two Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park in Devon.

Howarth has had an illustrious career working in some of the best restaurants in the UK including a role as the Head Chef at the 2 Michelin-starred The Latymer Restaurant at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and former roles at the Devonshire Arms Hotel at Bolton Abbey and Winteringham Fields in North Lincolnshire.

Howarth believes that The Samling offers a huge and exciting opportunity. He said, “Gidleigh is such a beautiful property and I have very much enjoyed my time there but as soon as I saw The Samling it got under my skin. Jobs like this don’t come up and I am so thankful for this opportunity. I can’t wait to get settled into this beautiful part of the UK and behind that brand new stove.”

General Manager Alasdair Elwick believes that the appointment of Peter is key to a successful future for the hotel. He said, “We are delighted to have recruited one of the UK’s best chefs. Peter brings a wealth of experience and talent to the role. When you combine this appointment with the major redevelopment and refurbishment that has been undertaken at the hotel it shows what an exciting future the hotel has ahead.”

This year the hotel has undergone both a major redevelopment and refurbishment. Alongside 12 newly refurbished bedrooms sits a new glass 48-cover restaurant with stunning views over Lake Windermere. The newly developed restaurant also includes a brand-new kitchen, enhanced wine cellar and Chef’s Table for intimate dining and special occasions.