Meet our Head Chef
Hello and welcome to the Cotford Hotel. I’m Chris Morgan, the Head Chef of L’amuse-Bouche Restaurant and I run the hotel with my wife Barbara. I’ve developed my own French-style cuisine using only fresh, locally sourced and organic produce and now work with a team of talented chefs in the restaurant to create menus that keep our guests coming back for more.
Since moving to L’amuse-Bouche I’ve picked up runner-up for Worcestershire Chef and Restaurant of the Year, a Michelin recommendation, two AA rosettes for culinary excellence and the runner-up award for Chef of the Year 2012 for Worcestershire and Warwickshire combined.
In 2016 were recognised as having the finest eaterie in Worcestershire by winning the award for “Restaurant of the Year 2016” awarded by “The English Tourist Board” incorporating” Visit Worcestershire” and we will be representing the county in the All England Finals 2017.
I’ve been working as a Chef for 40 years now, and I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world doing something I love. Originally from a farming family near Oxford, I was inspired by my step-mother who had a wonderful talent for cooking and presenting food interestingly. I studied catering at college in Oxford and then became a Commis Chef, working with Michael Quinn MBE (of The Ritz fame) at the Bear at Woodstock.
I then moved to the South coast and at the age of 22, was given the position of Head Chef at the 60 bedroom Mercury hotel in Seaford. Soon after that I was elected Master Craftsman of the Craft Guild of Chefs (Master-Chef), the youngest recipient of the award, and offered membership of the Association Culinaire Française.
Within a year I was offered a position with the Hilton group as a Head Chef and was promoted twice in two years before opening The Hilton at Bracknell, which I used as a base over the following years in my role as Regional Executive Head Chef for Hilton Hotels. Since then I’ve worked at the Rembrandt hotel in Knightsbridge and the 5* International hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, before spending 15 years on the fringes of the Cotswolds running my own restaurant with rooms and finally settling here in 2007 on the slopes of the beautiful and picturesque Malvern Hills.
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