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Head Chef - Kim Woodward

Originally from Cheshire, Kim spent two years studying hotel and restaurant management. After being awarded an internship Kim went to America and spent 6 years training and working in top restaurants such as Top of The Rock, Missouri.

In 2007 Kim came to England and joined the Gordon Ramsay family as Junior Sous Chef, Boxwood. The following five years saw Kim move to Plane Food and then The Savoy Grill for the opening. In 2011 Kim's involvement with MasterChef, the professionals showcased her talent which took her all the way through to the semi-finals.

Now Kim works as Head Chef at York & Albany, where the food is all British and all seasonal. She is making use of ingredients that are quintessentially British, creating a modern twist on hearty British classics.

Kim also works alongside Gordon on various projects and demos, travelling to Sardinia for Gordon Ramsay at Fortevillage  and Gordon Ramsay at Castel Monastero in Tuscany.

General Manager - Adam Foster

Adam Foster was born in Lincoln in 1986 and left school initially to train as a Chartered Surveyor. However it was working as a waiter in popular local restaurants to supplement his student allowance that lured him into the Hospitality Industry. In just three years having worked his way through the Front of House junior ranks, he made the decision to leave Surveying for good and joined The Tower Hotel in Lincoln as Assistant Manager.

He spent the following four years gaining full-time experience in all areas of hotel middle management including responsibility for events, recruitment, food and beverage. In 2011 he left Lincoln for Leeds and the position of Bar Manager at the Malmaison Hotel. In just one year he was promoted to Restaurant Manager and soon after, his focus and self-motivation saw him attain Food and Beverage Manager. In March 2013 he moved to London and accepted the position of Assistant Roof Manager and Duty Manager at the private member’s club, Shoreditch House. He joined the Gordon Ramsay Group in January 2014 as Restaurant Manager at Foxtrot Oscar in Chelsea and is now running the team here at York & Albany.

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