Forest Side Announce Paul Leonard as New Head Chef

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Leonard as our new head chef, following the departure of Kevin Tickle earlier in the month, we will be welcoming Paul to the team in November.

Paul has a great depth of experience working at the highest levels, cooking under the likes of Marcus Wareing and Andrew Farlie, Leonard’s Michelin experience also includes retaining a Michelin Star at the Isle of Eriska on the west coast of Scotland. He joins The Forest Side from the Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey, where he has won the Burlington restaurant four Rosettes within the first year.

Paul has been praised for his loving and simple use of local produce. This celebration of provenance is an ethos he will carry with him to The Forest Side, where the culinary experience is designed to be a reflection of the landscape of the Lakes in which it sits.

We are all very excited for Paul to join the team and look forward to sharing further information soon.

Ian Waller Senior Sous Chef is currently running the kitchen and has been at the Forest Side for four years and has been a key member of the team in its success.