The Langley appoints new Head Chef, Antonio Cannavacciuolo

The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire has appointed Antonio Cannavacciuolo as its Head Chef.

In his new role, Cannavacciuolo will introduce and execute a fresh culinary vision across the hotel’s F&B outlets, including flagship restaurant, Cedar.

With a wealth of experience in first-class establishments and international experience spanning over a decade, the chef plans to assert The Langley as a premium culinary destination.

Cannavacciuolo has previously held positions at various five-star hotels and Michelin star restaurants in Italy, holding roles as Chef de Partie at Lefay Resorts and Castello Banfi, after originally developing a passion for gastronomy while working as a waiter at a hotel restaurant in his native Italy 15 years ago.

Determined to learn from the best chef’s around Europe, he has worked as Junior Sous Chef at The Langley’s sister hotel, The Wellesley in Knightsbridge, returning in 2016 as Executive Chef and then as Head Chef at Vivo Taste, before securing a position with the Caldesi Group.

After just a year as Executive Head chef at the Caldesi Group, where he was in charge of the operations for two restaurants and two cookery schools and managed a team of twenty-six chefs, Cannavacciuolo’s talent was recognised and he was promoted to the brand’s Group Food & Beverage Manager.

Under Cannavacciuolo’s guidance, the hotel’s seasonal menus will capture the spirit of the Mediterranean, featuring influences from Italy, with hero dishes including black truffle fettuccine, linguine lobster and smoked aubergine gnocchi, and France, with bouillabaisse and French calves’ liver. Although the menu will have an international inspiration, the meat, including the beef, lamb and pork, and the vegetables will be sourced from local suppliers based in and around Buckinghamshire.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at The Langley and to be driving forward a new culinary vision for the hotel, bringing the flavours of the Mediterranean to the British countryside and putting The Langley on the map as a must-visit destination for food lovers,” comments Cannavacciuolo.

Looking ahead, Cannavacciuolo has ambitious plans for The Langley, including the launch of the hotel’s teaching kitchen to the public later this year with a programme of scheduled classes.