Samira Effa Shortlisted for Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year Award
Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Samira Effa Shortlisted for Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year Award

Samira Effa, Head Chef at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight, has been shortlisted for Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year at the 2023 Hotel Cateys awards. 

Samira has been Head Chef at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight since June 2022 and is a previous Great British Menu contestant after competing in the 2019 and 2020 series. EightyEight is located at five-star hotel, Grantley Hall, in North Yorkshire which is also home to four other restaurants. 

The Hotel Cateys is a prestigious industry award that was established in 2007 and aims to recognise and reward those that work tirelessly to ensure their business delivers an exceptional guest experience. The winners will be announced later this year, on the night of the awards which take place in London on Monday 13th November. 

Simon Crannage, Executive Chef at Grantley Hall, said: “Samira is an amazing chef and we’re absolutely delighted that she has been recognised in the Hotel Cateys awards this year for her talents. She continues to develop the Bar & Restaurant EightyEight experience for our guests, with exceptional menus and flavours that see our guests returning time and time again. On behalf of the entire Grantley Hall team, I’d like to wish her the very best of luck at the awards.” 

For your chance to experience Bar & Restaurant EightyEight, the upcoming Sake Dinner on Thursday 19th October is a five-course paired dinner with each course introduced by Head Chef, Samira Effa, herself. The courses are perfectly paired to a variety of sakes, chosen by EightyEight’s sake enthusiasts who will discuss the sake pairings in detail regarding the different flavour profiles and history. 

Bar & Restaurant EightyEight is one of five restaurants Relais & Châteaux property Grantley Hall offers. Other food & beverage outlets include Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Fletchers Restaurant, The Orchard and Norton Bar & Courtyard. More information about Grantley Hall’s dining offering and how to book can be found here: 
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