Park Regis names its new chef

Birmingham’s newest landmark Park Regis has appointed Tom Biddle as Executive Chef, with responsibility for all of the hotel’s food and beverage offerings.

Opening late next month, the 253-bedroom four-star hotel at Five Ways will boast two main outlets.
On the fourth floor is the 1565 Restaurant – the year that Five Ways dates back to – and on the 16th floor will be Pan-Asian rooftop restaurant and bar
The hotel’s executive lounge will also offer food and drink to guests while its 15th floor conference and meeting spaces will have banqueting options for up to 160 delegates.
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Tom, who trained at UCB, joins Park Regis after a string of high-profile catering roles including executive and head chef positions across the UK, most recently at Tudor Park Marriott in Kent, where he became the group’s youngest ever head chef at the age of 25.
“This is the first Park Regis hotel in the northern hemisphere and I’m looking forward to starting with a new team, new kitchens and new equipment,” he said.
“The 1565 Restaurant has a modern, contemporary theme and will feature signature dishes, grills and classics, as well as traditional dishes from the Midlands area.
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“It has a seasonal menu and we are working with local suppliers to source fresh produce and ingredients.
“The 16th floor Pan-Asian restaurant will have incredible views across the city and will become a destination for diners.
“We’ll be revealing much more about that soon.
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“The upper four-star quality that we’re offering will really help us make a difference against our competitors in the area, while starting with a fresh team before the hotel opens means we can bond and work together to start as we mean to go on.”
The hotel will have deluxe rooms, the city’s largest presidential suite and the biggest outdoor space of any hotel in Birmingham, with a huge balcony looking out over Broad Street.
It’s the 17th Park Regis in the world and the first in Europe, putting Birmingham alongside cities including Sydney, Singapore and Dubai.