Darren Curson has joined the hotel as head chef, working across both restaurants and banqueting for the hotel and its exclusive events venue, Warren Weir.
Marius Negru has been appointed as brasserie and bars manager for the five-star hotel’s country club.
A Master Chef of Great Britain, Darren is bringing extensive hotel fine dining experience to Luton Hoo, having previously held the position of Executive Head Chef at The Raithwaite Estate in Whitby and worked at the four AA rosette,1 Michelin star Hambleton Hall.
He is working under Luton Hoo’s Executive Head Chef Will Hughes to oversee the hotel’s fine dining Wernher Restaurant and country club restaurant Adam’s Brasserie, as well as all banqueting, room and lounge service.
Marius Negru has experienced a wide variety of hospitality roles in his career, including management positions at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Disney Dream Cruise Ships and Giraffe Restaurants. As manager of Adam’s Brasserie, Marius will be responsible for overseeing all food and beverage operations within Luton Hoo’s country club, including Adam’s Brasserie restaurant, Adam’s Bar, the 19th Bar and room service.
Brasserie and bars manager at Luton Hoo Hotel Marius Negru said: “I am excited to join such a great establishment with an amazing history and culture. Having high standards is what I’ve always enjoyed but being the best is something that I’m really looking forward to. I have a young and energetic team and together I believe we can exceed our guests’ expectations. Our freshly cooked, locally sourced, seasonal menu is carefully designed by Darren and his brigade in order to satisfy the most exigent pallet.”
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa offers a wide range of dining options, including lunch and dinner in the fine-dining Wernher Restaurant or Adam’s Brasserie, casual drinks and snacks in the 19th Bar and afternoon tea in the lounges of the mansion house.
General manager of Luton Hoo Matthew Long added: “We are very proud of our food and beverage service at Luton Hoo and our excellent team is the driving force behind its success. The appointment of Darren as head chef and Marius as brasserie and bars manager will strengthen the team further and ensure all of our guests enjoy a fantastic experience when they dine with us.”