New head chef at Notts country house hotel

Sam James

Cockliffe Country House Hotel in Burntstump Country Park, Nottinghamshire, has appointed a new head chef.

Sam James joins the Cockliffe Country House team from celebrated local venue Perkins Restaurant, where he oversaw both the fine dining restaurant, and the popular on-site wedding and function facility.

Prior to this, he cut his teeth at a series of impressive London eateries well known for their quality of cuisine, including the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, Beaufort House in Chelsea, and The Plaza, overlooking Hyde Park.

“We are delighted to welcome Sam to the team here, and are excited to use his expertise to build on the already strong reputation of our hotel,” said director Jon-Paul Davies.

“Sam has a proven track record of delivering exceptional cuisine using the highest quality seasonal ingredients, and we are excited to have someone of his calibre leading the food offer of our venue during this exciting and important period of development and beyond,” he said.