Roberts takes on the role having previously held the position of Sous Chef at sister property, The Vicarage, Holmes Chapel.
He has also previously worked at Peckforton Castle in Tarporley, where he was part of the team to gain a 3 AA Rosette and Taste of Cheshire Award.
Roberts’ first priority will be managing the kitchen team and overseeing all food at the recently opened Barristers Restaurant and Bar at The Courthouse. The kitchen focuses on locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes.
Roberts said: “I am delighted that Flat Cap Hotels have given me the opportunity to develop and grow. It is a privilege to work with such a committed team at both restaurants and we have some really exciting plans for the future.”
Oliver Heywood, co-founder of Flat Cap Hotels added: “We are delighted to promote Ian to head chef at The Courthouse. Since joining The Vicarage he has continually impressed us with his skills and passion for cooking.”