The Grove appoints Maarten Geschwindt as Executive Chef

The Grove, Hertfordshire has announced the appointment of Maarten Geschwindt as Executive Chef.

In his role, Geschwindt will oversee all five dining outlets: The Glasshouse, The Stables, The Lounges and pop-up restaurants in partnership with Madhu’s and Jimmy Garcia. As well as looking after the restaurants, he will also lead the entire corporate and event catering operation.

Maarten joins The Grove from The Savoy, where he was Executive Sous Chef for over two years. Prior to this, he held roles as Executive Chef at The Wolseley in Piccadilly and Head Chef Patron at The Landmark’s two-rosette restaurant The Winter Garden. Maarten also spent several years at the three-rosette Odette’s in Primrose Hill and the two Michelin-star Restaurant MB at the Ritz-Carlton Abama in Tenerife.

Passionate about the provenance of food, Maarten works to source ingredients from small artisan producers that are as sustainable as possible. A hands-on team member, he is a believer in modern management techniques, dismantling traditional hierarchies and outdated kitchen practices to encourage young talent.

Commenting on his appointment, Maarten said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the exceptionally talented team at The Grove and at such an exciting time for the property, which relaunches as a brand-new hotel next month.”

Adding: “I’m looking forward to leading the outstanding team and taking the already strong dining proposition at The Grove to new heights, while nurturing the next generation of culinary talent.”