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A warm welcome to Dean Westcar, our new Head Chef

We are very pleased to announce that Dean, a former Head Chef at Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, is now heading up the kitchen brigade at Woolley Grange.

Dean was born and raised in South Africa. He enjoyed cooking as a child and, after moving to England aged fourteen, took a full time job in catering as soon as he left school.

He loves being a chef and his passion, creativity, willingness to learn and hard work has resulted in him achieving such coveted roles as junior sous chef at the Michelin starred Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, followed by sous chef at the Michelin starred Lucknam Park and then Head Chef at Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park.

Dean has won a number of prestigious awards throughout his career: South West Professional Chef of the Year in 2014, BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist in 2015, the Acorn Award in 2017 (awarded to 30 leading lights of the industry aged under 30) and finalist of the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition in 2017.

We are delighted to have him as a member of our team and hope you can take the opportunity to come an enjoy his food soon!