Anthony Boyd, former head chef of the Michelin-starred Glasshouse in Kew, London, has left the restaurant after more than a decade to join the Clarendon in Chandlers Cross, Hertfordshire.

Boyd became head chef of the Nigel Platts-Martin-owned Glasshouse in 1999, having previously worked at both Chez Bruce and the Square over a period of six years. His modern European cooking won him the Catey for Menu of the Year in 1999 and gained him a Michelin star in 2002, which he retained until his departure.

Boyd has joined the Clarendon as chef-patron and oversees a kitchen brigade of six, including two chefs who followed him from the Glasshouse. The 175-cover restaurant, which is owned by Barry Skarin and David Cowham, is divided into a 50-seat main dining room as well as 45-seat canteen room, a 30-seat garden and a 50-seat terrace where barbecues will be served in the summer.

Boyd says it was time for a new challenge.

“I had a fantastic time and loved working with Nigel but it was time for me to move on to pastures new,” he said.

“I came into the Clarendon as a consultant chef but absolutely fell in love with it. My menu here will be very similar to what I did at the Glasshouse, modern European with a lot of Mediterranean influences, which is my style of cooking and what I do best.”

Taken from Caterer Magazine Tues 13 April

http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/04/13/332994/Anthony-Boyd-leaves-the-Glasshouse-in-Kew-to-join-the.htm

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One thought on “Anthony Boyd leaves the Glasshouse in Kew to join the Clarendon

  1. Chef Anthony Boyd leaving the Glasshouse will not have any impact on the quality cuisine. The super swanky group of 5 restaurants is well settled with all stars , and Nigel Platts Martin has maintained the uniformity of topmost quality in all his 5 restaurants, and this restaurant prince,, will serve his clientele with royal spreads, despite who comes and goes, The man’s a magic master of the food wand !

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