Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club Appoints New Executive Chef, Tony Sanders
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club in Forest Row, East Sussex, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Tony Sanders to the role of Executive Chef.
Sanders brings with him over 20 years’ experience, having worked in renowned establishments around the world, including Surrey Hotel in Auckland City, Marigot Bay in St Lucia, Gaucho Restaurants in London and, most recently, The Markets Group and its four restaurants in London.
This appointment comes as the distinguished country house hotel looks to build on its long-standing traditions in a fresh direction. In his new role, Sanders will be implementing subtle changes across the food offering throughout the hotel, including weddings, banqueting, conferences, fine dining in the Anderida Restaurant, the more relaxed Forest Brasserie, plus the important role of Afternoon Tea offerings, always utilising the finest ingredients and keeping a firm focus on seasonal produce and fresh ideas.
“I feel very privileged to be joining the team at Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club. Who wouldn’t want to work here?! It’s a stunning venue with a fantastic reputation, long associated with high standards of service and quality. I’m excited to challenge my creativity further whilst honouring the hotel’s heritage.” Tony Sanders
“We’re delighted to have Tony join the team. He is a passionate chef with the skills and commitment to deliver exceptional flavour across his repertoire of excitingly fresh dishes.” Ben Booker, General Manager at Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
In his new position, Sanders will oversee Ashdown Park’s two-AA Rosette Anderida Restaurant – an award-winning dining room featuring seasonal à la carte options, tasting menus and innovative vegetarian and vegan options. He will also watch-over the Forest Brasserie – a welcoming and informal restaurant overlooking the hotel’s 18-hole par 3 golf course, located adjacent to its spa and indoor swimming pool. The Forest Brasserie delivers a tempting menu including fresh fish, salads, burgers and pizzas, all inspired by local produce and suppliers.
Sanders’ responsibilities will also extend to the hotel’s considerable wedding and events catering portfolio – the converted Chapel in Ashdown Park’s grounds is a very popular venue for all types of wedding ceremony and private celebrations.
Set within 186 acres of landscaped gardens, the listed 19th century mansion at the heart of Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club is located in a prime position in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, within the High Weald AONB. Bygone splendour meets modern indulgence inside the property and, outdoors, guests can explore and enjoy secret gardens, wooded paths, mature trees and vistas that include an elegant lake with fountains, a wild pond and a considerable range of wildlife.
Notes to Editors
A small, independent, UK-based hotel group, Elite Hotels has invested in some of the UK’s most beautiful historic houses since 1986. The first of these was Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire, followed by Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, East Sussex, and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. Each of the three Elite Hotels is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, a prestigious consortium representing over 500 of the best independent hotels across 70 countries.
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