The Lowry Hotel welcomes Ryan Murphy as Executive Head Chef
Manchester, 15 June 2011: The Lowry Hotel, part of Rocco Forte Hotels, is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally acclaimed chef Ryan Murphy as new Executive Chef, with immediate effect.
American-born Ryan brings a wealth of culinary experience to the Lowry Hotel and the River Restaurant, having worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in the US, Sweden and Austria.
Ryan began his illustrious career in his hometown of New York where during his studies, he worked at the renowned three-Michelin starred Daniel restaurant. From there, Ryan rose through the ranks and spent time working with Alain Ducasse at Essex House and Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the Trump Tower.
After ten years, Ryan made the move to Europe to the join the team at the two Michelin-starred Schloss Velden in Austria. While at Ronnums, he was awarded a rising two star status from Michelin.
In 2009, Ryan relocated to the UK to take up a temporary position with Daniel Galmiche at the two Michelin-star Vineyard at Stockcross, before joining the opening team of The River Restaurant at The Savoy Hotel in London.
At The Lowry Hotel, Ryan will be managing a team of 30 chefs in his position as Executive Head Chef and he will putting his own spin on the menus for The River Bar and Restaurant, private dining and all meetings and events.
Ryan’s style of cooking is to provide classic dishes created in a modern and stylish way, his philosophy is based on a “no nonsense” approach that only products in season should be offered on the menu for maximum flavour he believes in sourcing great quality ingredients and letting them sing.
Ryan comments “I am delighted to be joining the team at The Lowry Hotel, with so much great produce on our doorstep; I am looking forward to working with the farmers and suppliers to provide our customers with the best quality products. I believe a satisfying dining experience requires more than just successful pairings of flavours, I spend a lot of time thinking about the evolution of a meal and my menus are a culmination of that. In the end it’s all about the guest and what the guest wants, a job well done is the excitement in the face of our guests and the returning customer.”
The Lowry Hotel offers the very highest quality accommodation, facilities and services including 165 bedrooms (six riverside suites and the Charles Forte Suite), the glamorous River Restaurant and adjacent River Bar, the library, a relaxing spa and fitness centre and dedicated conference and banqueting floor.
For more information please contact:
Helen Hipkiss, PR and Marketing Manager, The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Salford, Manchester, M3 5LH
T: 00 44 (0) 161 827 4012 F: 00 44 (0) 161 827 4001
Notes to Editors
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Abu Dhabi 2011; Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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Rocco Forte Hotels
Tel: +44 (0)20 766 3107/3137