The old saying, “Home is where the heart is” rings true for many and, for Ryan Greene, “home” is in the kitchen of one of Lancashire’s oldest establishments.
The 32-year-old, dad of two, has returned to The Pines Hotel, Chorley after gaining experience at some of the country’s best restaurants and is using the cream of Lancashire’s crops to bring the best food to the region’s customers.
An encounter with world-renowned Executive Chef Paul Gayler, when Ryan entered the Salon Culinaire competition in London that changed the route of Ryan’s career.
At just 19-years-old Ryan entered the poultry and feathered game section and won bronze which is when he caught Paul’s eye, who approached him to asked Ryan to work for him at The Lanesborough Hotel in Knightsbridge.
Feeling the time was right to widen his experience, Ryan left The Pines to work at a number of five star hotels around the country, including the Lanesborough.
Three promotions later under Paul, and a spell at The Coniston Hotel, Skipton where he was Head Chef at just 22-years-old, Ryan is back at The Pines, with a hand picked team of chefs that use only the finest locally sourced ingredients.
Mrs Betty Duffin who has owned and run The Pines Hotel for 50 years said: “I am looking forward to working with Ryan again and enjoying the quality of his food”