Celebrated chef Tim Allen has been announced as Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Select Property Group, with the first order of business being the opening of a new restaurant in central Manchester in Spring 2018.
Allen will lead the launch of a new restaurant next to CitySuites apartments on Chapel Street, close to Victoria Station.
Former executive chef of the Michelin-starred Wild Rabbit in Kingham, Oxfordshire, Tim had previously served as chef-patron at D&D London’s Launceston Place. Under his tenure, the Kensington restaurant won four AA rosettes and a Michelin star.
Talking about the news, Tim said:
“My focus is simple. I want to produce consistent, quality food with products that are treat well and taste incredible. What we’re creating on Chapel Street will be amazing and that’s only just the beginning.”
Prior to his positions at The Wild Rabbit and Launceston Place, Tim was senior sous chef at the two-Michelin-starred Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds, where he spent seven years under head chef Martin Burge. He previously spent four years with John Burton-Race, first at L’Ortolan and then at The Landmark.
Tim also appeared in BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2015, in which Britain’s top chefs compete for the chance to cook at a high profile banquet.