Ormond Goes from Bath College to Mayfair

Former Bath College student, and Chefs’ Forum favourite, George Ormond has been promoted from Sous Chef to Head Chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano restaurant in Mayfair, London.

His new position starts on the 18th of September which also coincides with a post-refurb relaunch of the restaurant. Ormond takes over from Emily Brightman.

Catherine Farinha, Director of The Chefs’ Forum, said: ”It’s so lovely to see real career progression. We first met George at Bath College where we held a lunch around a decade ago and we visited Murano this time last year and were really impressed. We really are so very pleased for him and that The Chefs’ Forum played such an important part in his development as a chef.”

Bridget Halford from Bath College said: “George was always a committed conscientious student who gave 110%, always striving to improve and learn new things. During his 3 years in college he was always keen to take on as many additional activities as possible such as supporting Chefs’ Forum events and he also raised money for Hospitality Action South West by cycling the 100 mile route around the Cotswolds. I’m very proud of him and what he has achieved.”

George Ormond is delighted to have been promoted to Head Chef at Murano, he said

“I’m incredibly excited to get going in the new role, it’s an honour to lead such a talented group of chefs, working with the best produce available. Learning from and working with Angela is incredible and I’m so grateful for all the guidance and support she’s given me so far.”

After leaving Bath College George Ormond worked as a private chalet chef before joining Coast Saundersfoot and then Murano – This is a brilliant story of career progression and we are delighted to see such a promising young student go on to work in one of London’s most prolific restaurants under a world-renowned chef.