Le Méridien Piccadilly announces the appointment of acclaimed chef, Michael Dutnall, as Chef de Cuisine of Le Méridien Piccadilly, London. Considered a key emerging young talent within the culinary world, Michael joins Le Méridien Piccadilly from White’s, the traditional gentleman’s club in St James, where he worked as Sous Chef.
London-born Dutnall began his career at The Connaught, serving a five year apprenticeship under Michel Bourdin. In 2009, Dutnall was awarded the Master of Culinary Arts from Britain’s Academy of Culinary Arts. Success continued in 2010 when Dutnall was selected to represent the UK in the Trophée Passion – an internationally renowned culinary competition held every two years in Paris. Dutnall was awarded the top accolade in the dessert section and placed third overall in the competition.
Reporting to Saurabh Kukreja, Executive Assistant Manager, Dutnall will be charged with re-designing the menu at The Terrace, Le Méridien’s chic fifth-floor restaurant that overlooks Piccadilly.
Oscar del Campo, General Manager of Le Méridien Piccadilly said of the announcement, “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Le Méridien Piccadilly. His tremendous experience, expertise and energy will inject creativity into the menu at The Terrace.”