Adam Bateman departs from position as culinary director at Birmingham's Grand Hotel

Adam Bateman has departed from his position as culinary director at the Grand hotel in Birmingham, concluding nearly four years in the role.

The chef joined the relaunch of the 142-year-old hotel during the pandemic in 2020, where he played a key role in the establishment of the Isaac's restaurant and Madeleine bar.

The Grand reopened its doors for the first time in almost two decades in 2021.

Bateman had previously contributed to the hotel project in his capacity as the group operations and development chef at the Principal hotel group, during its ownership by Starwood Capital.

The chef has not yet disclosed his next career move, but he expressed appreciation for the team at the Grand in a post on LinkedIn.

He wrote: 'It's time… Having started working on the Grand in 2016 to seeing her fully restored and open and now firmly established as Birmingham's favourite hotel, it's been a privilege.

'But yes I'm moving on... a massive thank to all those amazing people that I've worked with along the way. We couldn't have done it without you.'

During his tenure at the Grand, Bateman's exceptional work led to his nomination as a finalist for the Hotel Chef of the Year award at the 2022 Hotel Cateys.