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Royal Lancaster London appoints new executive head chef

The Royal Lancaster London on Hyde Park has appointed Daniel Mcgarey executive head chef, as part of its recent £85m renovation.

Mcgarey brings over 16 years of experience to Royal Lancaster London where he will oversee all of the hotel’s culinary areas including Nipa Thai, Island Grill, Park Restaurant. Leading a team of 70 staff, he will also oversee the hotel’s 24-hour in-room dining service.

He graduated with a distinction from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts in 2006. During his apprenticeship he worked at One Aldwych Hotel for Chef Mark Gregory MCA as well as chef Tony Fleming.

Following his successful apprenticeship, Mcgarey honed his skills at 2-Michelin-starred restaurant, Marcus Wareing, at The Berkley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. Mcgarey said: “Working at Marcus Wareing was a defining moment in my career and really shaped the kind of chef I am today – extremely passionate about gastronomy and always striving to do better.”

A statement by the Royal Lancaster read: “Chef Mcgarey is passionate about only working with the best and the most sustainable ingredients. His goal is to modernize the food offering throughout the hotel and to build a foundation for nurturing the next generation of talent within the industry.”