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Head Chef, Ben Wilkinson

Head Chef Ben Wilkinson will be re-opening The Pass on the 18th August 2022, bringing Michelin star success and a wealth of experience from his former Head Chef position at The Cottage in the Wood in the Lake District. Ben not only brings exquisite tasting menus with him, but also his partner, Monika Zurawska, who will be leading the front of house team to deliver exceptional service and knowledge of the menu. Both are thrilled to be join The Pass and bring something new to the Sussex community, which truly honours it's surroundings.

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Ben’s first foray into the kitchen was two decades ago, when he began working at a golf course restaurant in Derbyshire, which then lead onto his role at The Windows at The Hilton Park Lane in London, before taking up a role in Netherlands at a boutique hotel restaurant in the Hague called Savelberg. It was here that Ben got his first taste for Michelin-level cooking. When returning to the UK he joined the team at Holbeck Ghyll in Windemere for two years, followed by a year at Daniel Clifford's Midsummer House before returning to Holbeck for another year.  

Ben now joins The Pass following his success at The Cottage in the Wood, a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms in the Lake District.   

A word from Ben...

"We are very pleased to be joining the team at South Lodge to reopen The Pass. It is a fantastic venue where we will be able to produce a really exciting menu and experience for our guests and add another great restaurant to the hotel. It is a big move down from The Lake District, but I am excited to get working with the produce and suppliers of Sussex."

Ben Wilkinson