Crimple has announced the appointment of Tim Kitchen as their new Executive Chef.

Originally from Surrey, Tim started his career in London working across brands such as D&D’s portfolio before moving to Leeds and becoming Head Chef at Angelica’s and Crafthouse.

Tim joins Crimple from Keelham Farm Shop and will head up Crimple’s Bar & Kitchen, in-house production and events.

A passionate foodie, Tim will focus on developing Crimple’s menu to celebrate locally sourced ingredients injecting his passion for food across the site.

He said:

“I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my culinary journey.

“With all the buzz around the re-launch of Crimple I can’t wait to get started & am truly excited about the opportunity to meet customers and help make their dining experience unforgettable.”

After months of renovations and a £4 million pound investment from owners Graham and Tori Watson, Crimple now stands as one of the largest sites of its kind in the UK.

A 20,000sq ft food hall, 150-seater restaurant and private events space now sit alongside the garden centre and gift hall.

Working closely with Robertshaw’s butchers and other local suppliers, the menus at Crimple’s Bar & Kitchen use fresh and seasonal produce available in their food hall and offer an eclectic mix of modern British dishes.

Owner Graham Watson said:

“We are incredibly excited to bring Tim aboard the Crimple team. We’re passionate about supporting local and can’t wait for Tim to weave his creativity and passion into our menus and more.

“With late night dining launching imminently and a big focus on private events in 2022, there’s lots to do but with Tim at the helm we know the food will triumph.”

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