By Angela Green, Content Executive, H&C News: Chester Racecourse’s Restaurant 1539 appoints new GM
Following the recent transformation of restaurant 1539’s interiors, the award-winning restaurant at Chester Racecourse has appointed Andrew Culshaw as GM to lead the team forward.
In his new role, Culshaw will oversee all operations across 1539, the roof top bars, event spaces, dining and the wine room.
Culshaw joins Chester Race Company with 20 years senior level experience in highly regarded restaurants across the North. He spent 5 years with The Art School in Liverpool, where he managed operations under chef patron Paul Askew.
He has also held general manager roles with both The Swan in Tarporley and Heathcote’s. Culshaw was also a managing partner in the team who took the La Tasca tapas chain from an independent, to 54 nationwide restaurants.
Lynsey Jones, head of restaurants, Chester Racecourse said of Culshaw’s appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to our 1539 team. Andrew has an excellent reputation as an energetic, passionate, and committed operator with experience at some of the region’s best restaurants. He also has a flair for innovation and a drive for perfection that makes him just the right person to drive the business forward.”
Culshaw reflected by saying: “I’m so excited to join the team – I’ve always loved restaurant 1539 – it’s just a really special dining experience looking out through floor to ceiling windows, across the world’s oldest racecourse.
“Our team here are excellent – Chef Richard Bruce is a genuine creative genius, and the service team are some of the best professionals I’ve worked with.”