Hotel Verta appoints head chef ahead of September launch

Hotel Verta appoints head chef ahead of September launch

Hotel Verta, part of von Essen hotels, which opens on 12th September 2010 is delighted to announce the appointment of Neal Dove as Head Chef.

Neal will take the lead in the kitchen at von Essen’s first London hotel and arrives with extensive experience which includes previous positions within von Essen hotels. Previously, Neal worked as Executive Head Chef at von Essen’s Forbury Hotel and prior to that he worked as Executive Sous Chef at Cliveden assisting Daniel Galmiche on a day-to-day basis.

Prior to joining Hotel Verta, Neal was Executive Head Chef at the DeVere Grand Harbour Hotel. Neal also spent time at the Hinds Head in Bray where he worked on behalf of Heston Blumtal over a Christmas period.

Neal’s experience of London and its diverse culinary scene dates back to 1995 when he worked at The Lanesborough and later at Bluebird on the King’s Road. At Hotel Verta, Neal will oversee all menus within Patrisey Restaurant and Vertilon Bar which will reference both modern British and European influences.

Neal joins a long list of exciting chefs at von Essen hotels. The collection now contains the most Michelin starred properties and AA Rosettes of any hotel group in the country. 


General Manager of Hotel Verta, Andrew Thomason commented ‘With the exciting launch ahead, I am delighted to have Neal Dove on board as part of the opening team of Hotel Verta; a hotel that is unique to London. Our restaurant with a riverside location is a key part of the hotel and Neal’s experience will make us a destination for superb food in an exciting atmosphere.’