New boss for bistro

Joel Stevens at Le Mistral, Bakewell
Joel Stevens at Le Mistral, Bakewell

A BAKEWELL restaurant has appointed a new manager.

Joel Stevens has been promoted to the position at the Le Mistral Bistro and Wine Shop, in Bridge Street, after joining as assistant manager in July of last year.

Joel, who previously ran an artisan bakery in Matlock, said: “I have always loved good food.

“It’s great to now be able to run a restaurant that serves really good quality yet unpretentious dishes, which have earned it such a loyal following.

“The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable, and the customers keep coming back.”

Chris Bulaitis, managing director of the Ever So Sensible Group which operates Le Mistral Bistros, said: “Joel brings great determination and a true passion for good food and drink to Le Mistral Bistro Bakewell.

“We are sure his hard work in his new role will continue to build on the restaurant’s customer following.”