A LAKE District inn has recruited a new head chef with extensive domestic and continental experience.

Gordon Stewart has joined the culinary team at the Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse at Crook near Windermere.

Originally from Glasgow, Gordon, 33, has previously held head chef roles with Thurnham Hall, Lancaster and further afield with Auckland restaurant Tony’s in New Zealand.

The inn, which is run by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, appointed Gordon on the back of an extensive and impressive CV.

He started his career as a commis chef with Gordon Ramsey Amaryllis in Glasgow before working his way up the ladder as a chef de partie for Carlton hotels and a senior sous chef for Barolo, Ayr Racecourse and Andiamo in Auckland.

“I am thrilled to join the Wild Boar team and to start a new role in the beautiful Lake District,” says Gordon.

“I’m passionate about the provision of great food, using fresh local produce and designing creative, innovative dishes. I strive to surprise and delight those I cook for with every meal. I am also committed to supporting our junior chefs and the wider team and helping them develop their own skills and careers.”

Adam Bujok, the manager of The Wild Boar, said: "Gordon is a strong addition to a talented team here and his leadership skills, influence and experience will be highly valuable."