A key figure in L'Enclume’s evolution over the past six years, alongside Rogan Burgalières led the team to win the restaurant its third Michelin star in 2022, in its twentieth year since opening.
He has taken over the position from Tom Barnes, who is due to open his debut restaurant Skof in Manchester in early 2024, which will come under the UMBEL Restaurant Group umbrella.
Born in Limoges in the west of France, Burgalières has previously worked with Michel Trama in Puymirol and Michel Rochedy in Courchevel, before moving to the UK to work as chef de partie at L’Atelier Robuchon.
He then took up the same position at Copenhagen’s Geranium, working his way up to assistant head chef in just two years. In 2017, he moved to Cartmel assuming the role of head chef at L'Enclume.
As executive chef, he now oversees L’Enclume, Aulis Cartmel, Rogan & Co and Henrock, with Alex Rothnie stepping up to the role of head chef at L'Enclume. Formerly the senior sous Chef at L’Enclume, Rothnie hails from Aberdeen and has been working with the group for five years.
In addition, Kayleigh Thorogood, formerly restaurant manager of one Michelin starred Rogan & Co, has been appointed assistant operations manager at Rogan’s restaurants in the north west. Thorogood began her career in the group as demi chef de rang at L’Enclume before making her way up to junior assistant restaurant manager, and then restaurant manager.
“Our team in the Lakes is hugely talented and I am proud to work with such tremendous individuals," says Rogan.
"To see them grow and develop is a privilege.’