John Cook has been appointed as the new head chef at Stewarts Garden Centre Restaurant and Coffee Shop at Broomhill, near Wimborne.

With over 40 years’ experience, John, a Liverpudlian, will help prepare the kitchen team of four to meet the changes regarding the proposed new extension to the centre, which recently received planning permission. He will draw on his vast experience gained from hotel groups including Holiday Inns and the Thistle Hotel on Poole Quay and contract catering including British Aerospace.

Catering manager, Howard Arnold, says John Cook will ensure the quality of food produced by the team will be of a consistently high standard, adding, “John has joined us at Stewarts at an important stage in our development. We aim to create a more intimate, friendly and interesting destination for anyone keen on horticulture and to offer some convenience for supplies to local people. John’s love of basic, great home-cooked dishes will ensure that our customers enjoy a varied and tasty selection from our menu.”

John, a keen hill walker and ‘Munro bagger’ is also an avid bird watcher in his spare time.

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