Marcus Verberne, New Executive Chef
NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF, MARCUS VERBERNE AT ROCCO FORTE’S BROWN’S HOTEL
Stuart Johnson - General Manager of Brown’s Hotel and Mark Hix - Director of Food, are delighted to announce that Marcus Verberne has been promoted from Head Chef to Executive Chef of Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel.
Marcus Verberne has worked alongside Mark Hix for the last 10 years, previously at Le Caprice, J Sheekey and The Ivy, before joining Rocco Forte's Brown's Hotel in February 2008 as Head Chef.
Marcus, originally from New Zealand, began his career in Wellington before moving to Melbourne, Australia to work alongside Bill Marchetti at Marchetti's Latin and then Cecconi's. In 2001 he relocated to London.
Marcus lives in Colchester and is passionate about supporting British suppliers and he and Mark have gone to great lengths to source some of the finest seasonal ingredients from all over the British Isles. Marcus enjoys foraging for wild food, with many of these ingredients appearing on his menus.
Stuart Johnson, General Manager, says of this appointment 'I am pleased Marcus is to take on the post of Executive Chef. During the two and a half years with Brown's Hotel, he has been instrumental in re-positioning HIX Mayfair and The English Tea Room as award-winning restaurants and is hugely respected by the entire team.
Marcus will oversee all of Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel’s food and beverage outlets, including HIX Mayfair, The English Tea Room, The Donovan Bar, along with six private dining rooms and in-room dining for 117 rooms and suites.
HIX Mayfair celebrates British art and cuisine. Marcus Verberne and Mark Hix offer an outstanding menu featuring great British classics, all using carefully sourced local, seasonal ingredients. HIX at The Albemarle is home to an amazing collection of work by leading British artists including Tracey Emin, Michael Landy and Bridget Riley.
Scott McCaig, the new Restaurant Manager of HIX Mayfair, oversees the Front of House areas and he too has worked with Mark Hix for over 10 years.
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