The Lord Crewe Arms, part of The Calcot Collection, has announced the appointment of Emma Broom as the hotel’s new head chef.
The hotel is in the village of Blanchland, Northumberland and is home to The Bishop’s Dining Room, serving seasonal ingredients from the local countryside and The Crypt pub with its own Lord Crewe Brew on tap.
Prior to joining the Lord Crewe Arms last month, Broom worked at Terry Laybourne’s 21 Newcastle as senior sous chef for two years. Her career also includes positions the head chef at several hotels and restaurants, including the Macdonald Hotel in Windsor, Idle Rocks in St Mawes, St Michael’s Hotel in Falmouth, alongside Luscombes Restaurant near Henley-on-Thames.
She is passionate about being a produce-driven chef, using regional and seasonal food and ingredients grown in the hotel grounds. Since joining the team, she has put her stamp on the menus, changing up to three dishes per week according to seasonal variations and the fresh, local ingredients, whilst keeping the classic favourites.
Broom also has ideas for developing the food events at the Lord Crewe Arms, including offering workshops in The Gatehouse, a private room equipped with open kitchen. Events such as classes on making sourdough, chocolate, macaroons and pastry, garden produce, and regional chef evenings can be hosted there.