Simon Davey - Group Executive Chef, Lonrho Hotels
Simon Davey - award winning progressive culinary Group Executive Chef – has extensive multinational and cultural experience within 5 star hotels and Michelin referenced establishments. Currently a member of several internationally recognized culinary Associations, Simon is well known for improving service whilst preserving the highest levels of quality.
Simon, originally from Britain and bilingual in French, showcases a signatory style that is French classical/modern with Asian fusion and has a natural ability to create an enthusiastic and productive working environment. His approach to hotel guests is one that delights rather than impresses. He thrives under pressure and is extremely motivated, always eager to adapt to cultures and cuisines, tending to create his own individual signatory style, with his favorite being Asian fusion which mixes well with most countries. “Asian cuisine is healthy, fresh and cooked a la minute ” he says.
Simon holds numerous accolades with his international experience in Britain, France and Bahrain including being a UK Finalist for two years running in the prestigious Prix Tattinger, winner of Master Chef Grand Prix, Stoke on Trent, Winner of the International Salon Culinaire Master Chef Grand prix London and gold medallist of the Northern Chef Of The Year in Manchester. He has enjoyed more than 150 printed articles in local, national and international publications