Ben Tish Joins The Stafford London as Culinary Director
The Stafford London has announced the appointment of Ben Tish as Culinary Director, overseeing the entire food offering, including The Game Bird restaurant, the celebrated American Bar, Wine Cellars, private dining, suites and in-room dining.
Ben joins from his previous role as Chef Director of Salt Yard Group, launching the renowned Soho sites of Dehesa, Ember Yard and Opera Tavern. In his new role at The Stafford London, Ben will evolve the menus throughout the hotel, in keeping with the modern British comfort cooking for which The Game Bird has become renowned. In addition, the move will see Ben and The Stafford London launch new restaurant projects in the near future that will focus on Ben's signature style and love of European cuisine.
Speaking of his new position, Ben commented, “I am delighted to be joining the team at The Stafford. They have had such a great year in 2017 with the launch of The Game Bird, and I am excited to oversee the food offering in the restaurant and throughout the hotel moving forwards, as well as working with the team on new restaurant projects in the future.
Speaking of the appointment, General Manager of The Stafford, Stuart Procter, states, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Ben to the hotel. He is an incredible chef, and together we look forward to evolving the offering at The Game Bird and across the hotel, along with launching exciting projects in line with Ben's fantastic food philosophy.”
James Durrant has stepped down from his position as Executive Chef, and Head Chef Jozef Rogulski has been promoted as his replacement. Jozef has worked as Head Chef of The Game Bird restaurant, with previous roles at Cliveden Country House Hotel, The Hand and Flowers and The Waterside Inn.
About The Stafford London
Dedicated to continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, The Stafford London is a luxury five-star, independently owned boutique hotel located in prestigious St James's. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalized 24-hour service, The Stafford embodies a true “home away from home” for those who know and appreciate the best. The hotel is located in the heart of historical St James's, close to London landmarks Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery and Green Park. An all-luxury property comprising 105 rooms and suites, including the all-suite Stafford Mews building, the Carriage House, converted former stables, and the elegant main house. The hotel opened in 1912, located at number 16-18 St. James's Place. Originally built as private residences in the 17th century; number 17 was most famously owned by Lord and Lady Lyttelton, daughter of the then Earl Spencer, who served as a nanny to Queen Victoria's children. Dining options include award winning restaurant, once the drawing room of Lord and Lady Lyttelton, the private dining rooms, the 380-year-old Wine Cellars, and the American Bar, an institution in its own right. The Stafford London is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection. All guests of The Stafford London are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary internet to members upon every stay at more than 550 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.