Andy Young (Of Browns) Joins The Planet Hollywood Team On London's Haymarket
Andy Young is named as the new executive chef at Planet Hollywood on Haymarket; the world’s one and only dining experience inspired by the glamour of Hollywood. After an award winning career spanning nearly thirty years at Browns, Andy Young says about his move, “I could not be happier, Planet Hollywood is a flamboyant, international brand, and I’m part of a dynamic, close-knit team. I’m very proud to work with such enthusiasm and talent; we’re all passionate about creating the best experience for our guests.”
Having spent his first month on assignment in Planet Hollywood’s other famous American restaurants in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Andy has had a chance to see first-hand the signature recipes that have made Planet Hollywood the famous dining experience it is today. Planet Hollywood has four themed dining areas, a buzzing cocktail bar and a resident DJ every evening, and is synonymous with the American greats like eye-popping milk shakes and tremendous burgers. Andy adds, “It’s also so much more, the menu is awash with choice including delicious Asian dishes and the best quality steaks you can find in London; they’re from Donald Russell who also supplies to HRH Queen Elizabeth ll.”
Andy has always been health-conscious and his wife of 21 years is a personal trainer, “I certainly won’t be changing any menus for the sake of changing, what’s really important is that we keep creating dishes that people love to eat,” he said. “Though I can confess there will be a couple of small tweaks to the menu in June 2014, look out for more fantastic pizzas, new zingy salads, juicy fish dishes and even more healthier, lighter dishes.”
Internally crowned as the best head-chef of Browns, Andy started his Browns’ career in Brighton, before going on to Mayfair, Old Jewry and Covent Garden. A keen sportsman, Andy also harbours a passion for France and French food.
Home to over 60 pieces of iconic Hollywood history including Halle Berry's famous 'Jinx' orange bikini from Die Another Day and 'The Hoff's' red shorts from Baywatch, Planet Hollywood regularly hosts high-profile after-parties for well-known celebrities, it offers many private dining options and always has a friendly, buzzing atmosphere at the bar. Playing a mixture of Hollywood movie clips and music videos of all genres, Planet Hollywood - with its truly international menu - is an extemely popular choice for diners of all age groups and nationalities.
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