The Grand, York opened as a hotel in 2010 and added 100 new rooms in March 2018 as part of its £15m expansion and refurbishment scheme, doubling the capacity for accommodation to 207 rooms.
McKenzie has been running his own consultancy for the past year and a half, following roles as group executive chef for the Malhotra Group, head chef of the Feversham Arms Hotel, executive head chef at Oulton Hall Hotel, and before that he was the executive head chef for Handpicked Hotels.
As executive chef at The Grand, McKenzie will oversee all food and beverage operations in the hotel, including its casual dining restaurant The Rise, fine-dining at Hudsons and catering for conferences and events.
General manager, Philip Bolson, said: “We are delighted to have Norman onboard to lead our F&B offering. Norman brings with him invaluable experience, expertise and passion.”