Macdonald Compleat Angler, Marlow takes on Michael Lloyd

Buckinghamshire hotel The Macdonald Compleat Angler, Marlow, has a new head chef, with Michael Lloyd's appointment announced last month.

The 28-year-old is taking on the Riverside Restaurant at the hotel, which  can be enjoyed by guests and the wider public and serves meals from breakfast through to dinner throughout the week, in a Thames-side location.

With his team, Lloyd is also responsible for boardroom and function suite banquet cuisine as part of his new role.

The Riverside, which was recently redesigned, boasts two AA rosettes.  

The hotel's function rooms are able to host up to 200 at a reception or 120 for a seated meal.

"I'm currently looking at building for the future through the development of the menu, with the aim of putting the hotel back on the map as offering exceptional and beautifully presented cuisine," commented Mr Lloyd.

Lloyd's previous chef jobs include working with the executive chef at Wimbledon's Cannizaro House Hotel and being chef de partie for the Vineyard at Stockross, which is situated close to Newbury. He has also spent time at Hampshire's Heckfield Place.

Another restaurant at the Macdonald Compleat Angler is chef Atul Kochhar's Sindhu, which serves the likes of sea bass dish Meen Moilee and venison saddle option Hiran ka Boti.

Earlier in 2014, the hotel finished a refurbishment worth some £500,000.

Chef jobs are some of the most respected hospitality jobs in the industry, but are also among the most skilled: Becoming a chef involves learning a lot of things about preparing food, but can be great for people who enjoy creating as part of their work.