Stapleford Park promotes David Ellams to head chef role

David EllamsDavid Ellams, aged 30, has been promoted to the position of Head Chef at Stapleford Park, nr Melton Mowbray, as it moves into a new dining era.

David brings over 13 years of industry experience to the role including time at Overton Grange, Summer Lodge, Mortons House and 3 years at Stapleford Park as Executive Sous Chef.

David said “I’m thrilled to be taking the helm as Head Chef and I know that I have a strong team behind me. Following my promotion, Sean Harnett has stepped up to the role of Senior Sous Chef and Simon McNeil has been appointed as Pastry Chef.

Stapleford Park is such a unique property that really challenges a chefs ability, from fine dining dinners for two to grand weddings for up to 180 or even large celebrity parties. Flexibility is key and together as a team we look forward to embracing the challenges.

I am very excited to be heading up the launch of our new House Menu in January. This menu enhances the more relaxed dining experience option at Stapleford

Park, ensuring that I can serve extraordinary food to a wider audience and really reaching out to our local guests”.

Commenting on the recent appointment, Shuif Hussain, Managing Director, said “We are delighted to see David graduate to Head Chef. David has been a valuable member of the team over the last few years and has played a key role in building up the Stapleford Park dining reputation. He has a lovely touch and since he heading up the kitchen he keeps getting great comments about his food from our guests. I have every confidence that he will excel in his new role.”

All of our menus, including the new House menu, can be viewed on our website