BOSSES at the popular Clumber Park Hotel and Spa near Sherwood Forest say they have seen an increase in bookings for their restaurant.
The increased demand follows the appointment of Simon Concannon as the new Food and Beverages Manager.
Rotherham-based Simon knows all too well how important a visitors’ experience of drinking and eating is during a hotel stay, thanks to his previous employment at the luxurious four star Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield.
He said: “The Clumber Park Hotel and Spa is located right on the doorstep of Sherwood Forest and most people visit here to relax and unwind with no intention of leaving the grounds.
“It’s therefore absolutely crucial that the food and beverages side of their stay is of the highest standard.”
“You can have the most exotic food and drinks in the world available to you on a menu, but if they’re not presented or served in the right way, your whole experience can be ruined.
“It’s my job to make sure that visitors to the hotel not only enjoy the finest ingredients but also have the best dining experience possible.”
Since Simon joined as a member of staff positive feedback from diners has increased, more people are returning for second visits and staff turnover has slowed down whilst staff morale has improved.
“There are 20 waiters and waitresses and five kitchen staff at the hotel and they’re all absolutely vital as to how people perceive their dining experience here,” he added.
James Hemming, General Manager of the Clumber Park Hotel and Spa, praised the hard work of Simon and his staff.
He said: “We’re delighted to welcome Simon to the team. He’s been doing this for 24 years and having worked at the Copthorne, the Hilton and Best Western groups, he’s definitely got the Midas touch when it comes to creating the ultimate fine dining experience.
“That, coupled with the recent refurbishment and menu revamp of the hotel’s Normanton Inn back in April, is helping to put the hotel well and truly on the map as a great local destination for eating out.”
For further information please visit www.clumberparkhotel.com or telephone 01623 835333.