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We are pleased to announce that we have appointed an experienced Head Chef for our new premium dining pub in Heswall, on the Wirral. Michaela Shaw will lead the new kitchen team at The Harry Beswick which is due to open later this year.

Michaela, 27, has worked in hospitality for over a decade and was previously at The Hornsmill in Helsby for the past seven years. Michaela worked closely with general manager Roy Wilson for five years at The Hornsmill and the successful partnership will resume once the pair are reunited at The Harry Beswick. Roy was announced as general manager of The Harry Beswick in August.

Michaela joined as chef de partie, becoming sous chef within two years and then spending the next five years as senior sous chef.

Michaela commented: “I’m thrilled to be working with Roy again at The Harry Beswick. Becoming head chef is a fantastic opportunity to further develop my career with Hydes. I’ve been lucky to have worked with so many great people throughout my career and the training, support and recognition I’ve received from Hydes has been first-rate, allowing me to progress through the ranks and build up my knowledge and chef skills. Working so closely with Roy for the past five years has been a great experience and we make the perfect team. We’re planning to build on our existing success to ensure we get off to a flying start from day one at The Harry Beswick.”

Managing director of Hydes Brewery, Adam Mayers said: “Michaela is a dedicated and talented chef, who has been a key part of the success story at The Hornsmill and a credit to Hydes. The Hornsmill has a fantastic team in place with the same head chef and is in great hands with a new general manager leading the team. I am confident that, reunited with her former general manager, in a brand new and exciting environment with a new team to lead and a fresh challenge, Michaela will be a resounding success.”

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