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Brooklands Hotel announces Valentino Gentile as Executive Head Chef

Published: 30 Aug 2022

Brooklands Hotel is delighted and very proud to announce that Valentino Gentile has been appointed the new Executive Head Chef for 1907 restaurant, bar & grill,
Valentino has worked in a variety of prestigious establishments during his career including the White Horse, in Hascombe, La Luna in Godalming, Tante Marie in Woking as Head Chef and also a stint at Brooklands Hotel in 2015, as Senior Sous Chef before leaving to pursue other opportunities in Surrey.
Valentino claimed the prestigious Chef of the Year title at the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards in 2019 and retained the accolade in 2020. Valentino is sure to bring some of his Italian flair to the menu at 1907 restaurant, bar & grill, which has been awarded two AA Rosettes for the past nine years. Valentino’s philosophy is all about keeping it simple and working with good quality ingredients that speak for themselves. He was born and lived in Italy for 17 years but has lived in the UK for 23 years so can easily strike a balance between Italian style using local produce.
Marco Gervasoni, General Manager of Brooklands Hotel, says “I am delighted to welcome Valentino to 1907 restaurant, bar & grill as Executive Head Chef. I am confident he’ll continue to demonstrate our commitment to exceed the ordinary as part of our ‘Make It Exceptional’ ethos.”
Valentino Gentile, says “I’m beyond thrilled to be heading up the kitchen at 1907 restaurant, bar & grill. It’s a huge honour to be part of a successful business and I’m looking forward to launching new menus in due course.”
Posted by: Brooklands Hotel

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