The Chester Grosvenor celebrate 25 consecutive years of Michelin stars
PUBLISHED: 00:00 26 November 2014 | UPDATED: 20:13 07 June 2016
The supreme skills of Simon Radley, the Chester Grosvenor’s executive chef, were toasted at a luncheon in his honour following yet another culinary accolade for the hotel.
Chester Grosvenor 25 years
Bradley Hogan pouring some Taittinger Champagne for The Grosvenor Hotel's Katie Bentley and Cheshire Life Editor, Louise Taylor
Sommelier, Derek Scaife, with Marise Astall and Jan Roberts
Nigel Hunt with Patricia Nicholson and Melanie Slater
Marise Astall and Jan Roberts
Some of the Grosvenor's original kitchen team John Rudden, Simon Radley, Steve Chesnutt and Richard Cotterill
The Grosvenor's Head Chef, Simon Radley, with his mum, Maureen Gill and wife, Jo.
Grosvenor M.D. Jonathan Slater (Rt) with Lord Wade
John Welsh, Kevin McKee, Sarah Dougherty and Paul Cookson
Grosvenor M.D. Jonathan Slater and Lady Wade
Carefully does it!...Bradley Hogan with his precious cargo
Sommelier, Derek Scaife
Andrzi Hurko serving canapes for John Withinshaw and Simon Bolton
Carlo Iulianella, Paul Cookson, Catherine Glynn, Jonathan Slater and Phil Dougherty
Lod Wade with Peter Papperill
Pavel Kalski serving canapes to Patricia Nicholson, Lady Wade and Gordon Wigginton
Jeremy Rata with Melanie and Jonathan Slater
Ann Bodsworth and John Withinshaw
Simon Bolton and Gina Withinshaw
David Faulkner, Michael Acton, Jan Roberts and Marise Astall
Jeremy Rata ans Melanie Slater
Phil Dougherty with Jan Roberts and Dr. Henry Bodsworth
Dr. Henry Bodsworth and Joe James
Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor has retained its Michelin star for 25 consecutive years and managing director Jonathan Slater decided to pay tribute to the award-winning chef, by hosting a special lunch for Simon and friends of the hotel.
Simon’s family joined the celebration, as did former Grosvenor chefs, including John Rudden, Steve Chestnutt and Richard Cotterill, who have continued in successful careers.
Simon, whose passion for the job and long hours were commended by Mr Slater, took a break from the kitchen, letting his team do the work. Simon paid tribute to his head chef Ray Booker, describing him as an inspiration and said he and the team deserved praise too.
Press officer Katie Bentley said: ‘Retaining the Michelin star for 25 consecutive years is a great tribute to Simon and the team. We are delighted by this achievement and it was felt appropriate to celebrate with a very special lunch in the Simon Radley restaurant.n