A luxury hotel in the heart of Chester has taken home two prestigious awards in the city’s inaugural Chester Hospitality Association (CHA) People Awards – further exemplifying its outstanding service to the industry.
Taking place at Chester Racecourse, the recent first edition of the awards, which seek to celebrate the talented people working in the city’s thriving hospitality scene, saw The Chester Grosvenor’s Executive Head Chef, Elliot Hill, claim the ‘Chef of the Year Award’, while its linen porter, supervisor and Assistant Head Housekeeper, Radek Moszan, received the ‘Heart of the House Award’.
Announced during a glitzy ceremony, the winners were carefully selected from a large volume of worthy entries following a vigorous judging process, which only served to highlight the importance of the accolades for the hotel.
The judges found that Elliot demonstrated the highest standards of culinary delivery, while being an excellent team player with a commitment to producing innovative food to the utmost standards.
Since joining The Chester Grosvenor in January 2022, Elliot has made a significant impact on the hotel’s catering operations both in terms of quality and revenue.
With a kitchen team of more than 40 people, Elliot oversees all of the catering operations within the hotel, including the 3 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant Arkle, the 2 AA Rosette restaurant La Brasserie, the afternoon tea function, room service, and the meetings and events operation.
While Radek, who joined the hotel in 2016, was recognised for his excellence in team support, a commitment to self-development, and being a team player who is also able to coach and mentor others.
Steve Ogden, General Manager at The Chester Grosvenor, said: “We’re absolutely delighted for Elliot and Radek – they thoroughly deserve every ounce of recognition for their hard work in their respective areas at the hotel. Chester has always been renowned for its hospitality, so to be recognised twice amongst such a competitive field of hospitality excellence is a great achievement. We’re excited to see the CHA People Awards grow following such a successful launch.”
Steven Hesketh, Executive Board Chair of CHA, said: “Congratulations to Elliot, Radek and all the other winners. Their success highlights the fantastic hospitality service we offer in Chester, and judging by the volume of nominations we’ve had for this inaugural celebration, we expect these awards to become a staple of the city’s events calendar.”