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Royal Ascot 2020 announces chef line-up

Royal Ascot 2020 announces chef line-up

The chefs in residence have been confirmed for Royal Ascot 2020 with a collective nine Michelin stars.

Monica Galetti, chef proprietor of Mere in London, makes her debut at the 2020 event as chef in residence of The Balmoral in the Royal Enclosure.

Another new name for next year, Brett Graham, two Michelin-star head chef of The Ledbury, takes the helm of ON5. Taking over from Phil Howard, who he worked under for several years at The Square, Graham will make his debut in the Queen Anne Enclosure’s restaurant on the fifth floor of the Grandstand.

Two Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE will once again take up residence in the Panoramic Restaurant in the Royal Enclosure. Returning to the restaurant for a fifth year, he will be back with a tailored menu and a refined service.

Ollie Dabbous from HIDE in Mayfair will return to Royal Ascot to launch a new Royal Enclosure restaurant named Holyroodhouse. HIDE was awarded its first Michelin star in 2018.

Returning for a third year, Simon Rogan will once again host his restaurant in the Royal Enclosure Gardens and curate the menu served in the Green Yard Restaurant. The chef currently holds four stars across his dining portfolio in the 2020 Michelin Guide.

Jonathan Parker, director of food and beverage at Ascot Racecourse, says: “Our portfolio of Royal Ascot Fine Dining has gone from strength to strength in recent years and 2020 is no exception as we welcome more Michelin stars than ever before. In fact, I believe Royal Ascot to be the single biggest collection of stars – both on and off the track – of any British sporting event.

“We are excited to have Raymond Blanc OBE, Simon Rogan and Ollie Dabbous back with us as they continue to delight our customers with their much-loved dining concepts, while we also welcome two new exceptionally talented and highly respected chef-restauranteurs to the Royal Meeting next year in Monica Galetti and Brett Graham.

“Ascot Racecourse is a leading light in sporting venue gastronomy, and we have an incredible platform to showcase some of the world’s top chefs. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as the highlight summer event in society’s calendar and the food and drink plays an intrinsic part of a racegoers day.”