Chef Robby Jenks is the new Executive Head Chef, and Food & Beverage Manager of The Samling Hotel

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The Samling Hotel is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Executive Head Chef, Robby Jenks. Jenks will be joining the team from his role as Executive Head Chef at AA-listed 5 star hotel, The Vineyard in Berkshire. Rebecca Galland will also be joining from The Vineyard as The Samling’s Food & Beverage Manager. 

Having been at The Vineyard since 2016, Jenks will be making the move to the luxury hotel in the Lake District, as it continues to develop its guest offering. During his time in the Berkshire-based hotel, Jenks won the Acorn Award in recognition as a rising star in the industry whilst also developing its dining offering. Prior to this, he worked as head chef alongside the current Samling GM, Oliver Smith, at Amberley Castle, West Sussex for three years.  

Robby will be joining The Samling alongside his partner Rebecca Galland. Rebecca, who was Restaurant Manager at The Vineyard, will be appointed as Food & Beverage Manager at The Samling. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge having spent six years at The Vineyard, during which she was named as the Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year at the Hotel Cateys in 2016.