Gregynog recruits top German chef

Posted on 11 December 2009
Heiko Simmchen in the kitchen

German chef Heiko Simmchen has taken over as head chef at Gregynog Hall, the University’s conference centre at Tregynon, near Newtown, with a pledge to use more locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Heiko is currently developing a flexible seasonal menu for conferences together with bespoke packages for groups; these will offer dishes such as top quality venison sausages with roasted onion, garlic mashed potatoes and red wine jus.

He said: "I was attracted to this job by the great potential to develop the food here at this beautiful venue. There is a great opportunity to put my own stamp on food.” He is now looking to recruit an assistant.

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