A Lake District inn has recruited a new head chef.

Gordon Stewart has joined the team at the Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse at Crook near Windermere.

Originally from Glasgow, Gordon, 33, has previously held head chef roles with Thurnham Hall, Lancaster, and at Auckland restaurant Tony’s in New Zealand.

He has also worked for several prominent restaurants and hospitality groups in Melbourne, Auckland, San Marino, Ayrshire and Glasgow.

Most recently, he was an interim chef for Blackburn-based CJUK, which provides chefs to hotels, pubs, restaurants and contract catering companies across the UK.

He started his career as a commis chef with Gordon Ramsay Amaryllis in Glasgow.

He said: “I am thrilled to join the Wild Boar team and to start a new role.

“I strive to surprise and delight those I cook for with every meal. I am also committed to supporting our junior chefs and the wider team and helping them develop their own skills and careers.”

Adam Bujok, of inn owner English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues and the manager of The Wild Boar, said: “Gordon is a strong addition to a talented team here and his leadership skills, influence and experience will be highly valuable.”

The Wild Boar Inn has its own on-site microbrewery, the Brewhouse, and a smoke house, which supplies the award-winning restaurant with meats, cheeses and fish.