Chef Biographies

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Ben Tish, Culinary Director

Well respected and networked within the restaurant industry, Ben brings valuable hands-on expertise and connections to The Stafford London in his role as Culinary Director, overseeing the entire food offering, including The Game Bird restaurant, the celebrated American Bar, Wine Cellars, private dining and in-room dining.

Classically trained with over 20 years experience, Ben spent his formative career working with Michelin starred chefs such as Jason Atherton and Stephen Terry at various ground breaking London restaurants, learning classical techniques along with inspired culinary innovation.  He was most recently the Chef Director of the Salt Yard Group, launching the renowned Soho sites of Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard, where he established himself as cooking at the forefront of Spanish/Italian modern tapas scene.

Ben appears regularly on TV including Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, and Masterchef and writes for a variety of publications including, The Telegraph, The Times, Delicious and Chef Magazine.  Teaching remains one of Ben’s passions, and he still finds time to teach at some of the UK’s leading schools, including Leith’s, Divertimenti, Cookhouse at Soho Farmhouse, and Bertinet.

 

Jozef Rogulski, Executive Chef

Executive Chef, Jozef Rogulski’s path to The Stafford London has been by way of Cliveden House Hotel, Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers and the Roux family’s The Waterside Inn in Bray, so it can be safely assumed that guests will be excited and delighted with his innovative use of the finest ingredients including locally sourced produce from the 16,500-acre family-owned Cowdray Estate set in the heart of the stunning South Downs National Park, West Sussex.

In his former role as Head Chef, Jozef successfully helped launch The Game Bird restaurant in 2017, which has met critical and public acclaim, picking up a number of awards including “Most Civilised Restaurant” at the Tatler Restaurant Awards 2018, as well as shortlist nominations for “Best Newcomer” at the Food & Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2017 and “Restaurant Team of the Year” at the Hotel Cateys 2017.