Award-winning chef announces new partnership with luxury hotel

Rob Palmer

Chef Rob Palmer, known for his award-winning cuisine, is embarking on a new culinary venture with Hogarths in Solihull.

Palmer has served as chef at his Toffs restaurant since 2022 which recently was awarded three AA Rosettes.

Now he and his team are relocating to Hogarths Hotel on May 7, nestled in 27 acres of Dorridge countryside, renowned for its hospitality and hosting weddings, conferences, and events.

Palmer will oversee the hotel’s full kitchen team and bring a new Brasserie Menu, Afternoon Tea Lounge Menu and Sunday Lunch offering from May 28th.

In addition, he will officially launch Toffs at Hogarths, a new fine dining experience in September.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Hogarths, a name synonymous with luxury and outstanding quality. Since launching Toffs, I have received such warm and encouraging support from the community and I am proud of everything we have achieved. It’s now time for the next step and a new challenge, and I look forward to showcasing Toffs at Hogarths, combining two shining examples of Solihull’s hospitality scene.”

Helena and Andy Hogarth, the hotel owners, are leading this new project as they mark the 20th anniversary of the business.

Starting with eight bedrooms and a restaurant, the hotel has now grown to 49 rooms, with 11 more set to be completed by July 2024.

The venue hosts a variety of events, including conferences, banquets, weddings, and afternoon tea services

Helena Hogarth said: “We have been well aware of Rob’s success and are avid admirers of his flair for food and service, as well as his personality and passion for British cooking. Our Three Counties menu is something we are extremely proud of, celebrating the best produce from Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Herefordshire. This enables us to offer guests something a little different every time they visit, as the flavours change with the seasons and mirror the wonderful landscape on our doorstep.

“The decision to work together with Rob felt like a natural step to take, to really drive our menus forward and bring together our combined knowledge of the industry to offer a further enhanced experience to our loyal and new customers.”