James Golding - Rendered on: 18/07/2018 06:04:31

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Group Chef Director


The Pig Hotel


James Golding was a student on The Academy of Culinary Arts’ Specialised Chef course when he was taken on as a commis chef by The Savoy. After mastering all areas and having a firm grasp of classical French cooking, James moved on to work for Le Caprice under Mark Hix and later Elliot Ketley who placed James in the position of head chef at the sixth floor restaurant at Soho House, New York. A position he remained in until he returned home in 2006 to work as head chef at Harbour Heights in Sandbanks.

Since 2009, James has worked as head chef at Whitley Bridge, Hampshire which was renamed The PIG Hotel in 2011 as part of the PIG Collection. Three of the PIG hotels have been awarded two Rosettes from the AA and Brockenhurst has made it into this year’s Michelin guide as a recommended restaurant. James is currently group chef director for The Pig Hotel since taking on the role in 2014.