New chef cooking up a treat at hotel

Mount Hotels general manager Roberto Ramirez, along with staff and special guests, celebrate executive chef Ousseynou Wades arrival. (174731)
Mount Hotels general manager Roberto Ramirez, along with staff and special guests, celebrate executive chef Ousseynou Wades arrival. (174731)

The Mount Hotel, which is based on Cliff Bridge Terrace, had undergone a major transformation over the past 18 months.

One of the main improvements at the venue has been the refurbishment of the outside of the building.

Chef Ousseynou Wade and Roberto Ramirez outside the Mount Hotel. (174731b)

Chef Ousseynou Wade and Roberto Ramirez outside the Mount Hotel. (174731b)

The most obvious aspect of the work is at the front of the hotel which was painted just before the summer season.

General manager Roberto Ramirez has overseen the operation and expects to see many more improvements in the future.

He said: “I have recently started to rejuvenate this prime located hotel and I am trying to put it firmly back on the map, where it deservedly stood for a many number of years.”

Mr Ramirez has also appointed a new executive chef, Ousseynou Wade, who started his culinary career in the French Navy.

He then worked for the Novotel Hotel Group in Senegal before moving to Switzerland, France and then Italy.

He then moved to London where he worked for a Hotel Complex, preparing food for up to 300 people per night, before relocating to North Yorkshire.

Mr Ramirez said: “Wade is a fantastic chef, his food speaks for itself.

“He has a number of followers who travel for many miles to enjoy his fare

“Some of them frequented his former establishments where he had built up a great relationship with his diners.

“We are relaunching our tradition afternoon teas thanks to his expertise.

“We also cater for all types of functions: weddings, funerals, wakes, christenings, social gatherings, work parties and Christmas celebrations.”