Bone Daddies' original head chef Tom Moxon has returned to the group after two years away.
Moxon, who helped launch the original Bone Daddies ramen bar in London's Soho 2012 and was with the group until 2019, returns to take the position of executive head chef.
He will oversee menu development across the group's sites, which include seven London ramen bars, as well as its delivery operation.
Moxon said: "It was made clear when I left at the back end of 2019 that the door was open should I want to return at some point. Of course at that stage nobody knew we were going to experience a global pandemic and almost complete shut down of the UK's hospitality industry.
"My original plan was to jump on my motorbike with a tent and just keep driving east, climb a few mountains and see where the adventure took me. Then Covid hit, so I ended up moving back to my hometown in Essex and spending quality time with friends and family, so it wasn't all bad, but when I got the call from Demetri to come back to Bone Daddies, it was a bit of a no-brainer for me to say yes.
"We achieved great things with Bone Daddies over the last 10 years, as most people were not even familiar with ramen when we opened the first site in Soho, so to be re-joining the team ahead of its 10th anniversary year feels pretty special.
"I've got some new ideas to shake the menu up a bit and maybe bring back some old school Bone Daddies' classics too - I do often think about our "Instant" Korean Army Ramen dish, which was one of my favourite creations back in the early days, so perhaps that will make a return appearance in the not so so distant future! And we've got some awesome guest chef collabs and other stuff lined-up to celebrate the 10th birthday next year. 2022 is going to be big for Bone Daddies!"
Bone Daddies was founded by Ross Shonhan and Demetri Tomazos. Shonhan stepped away from the business in early 2020.