Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa appoints Lee Cooper as Executive Head Chef

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket, Suffolk has welcomed Lee Cooper as its new Executive Head Chef of Squires Restaurant and Roxana Bar.

Staffordshire-born Cooper joins Squires Restaurant from his role as Executive Chef at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich. Prior to Milsoms, he honed his skills at The Crewe Hall Hotel and Mottram Hall Hotel, before moving to East Anglia where he worked for a variety of hotels and restaurants, including Infusions Bury St Edmunds and The Oaksmere in Eye.

Cooper will bring his wealth of experience in high-end gastro-style dining to Squires Restaurant to showcase the very best produce from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The chef vows to continue Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa’s commitment to supporting the suppliers within the local community, reducing their carbon footprint as a result where possible.

Chief Executive Noel Byrne comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Lee as Executive Head Chef at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. Lee’s cooking style will really complement the hotel and our current offering. He has a great passion, and we cannot wait to see what he achieves.”

Lee Cooper, Executive Head Chef adds: “I am thrilled to be joining Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa and to work with a skilled team of chefs. I can’t wait to add my stamp to the future menus, and I hope to bring a truly special experience to every guest.”