Ross Stovold has been appointed head chef of the 1887 restaurant at the Torridon hotel in Wester Ross, Scotland.
Stovold joined from the five-AA-star, 20-bedroom hotel Seaham Hall in Northumberland, where he held the position of head chef for just over a year.
Before joining Seaham Hall, Stovold was head chef at the Isla of Eriska hotel and was heading up the kitchen when it was awarded a Michelin star 2014.
His previous experiences include the Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge and two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.
At the Torridon, Stovold will be introducing a daily-changing and seasonal menu, with vegetables taking centre stage. Dishes include asparagus grilled in pickled pine spruce shoots and charcoal-dipped barbecued leek.
Stovold will also be involved in developing the produce in the two-acre kitchen garden and the farm, which is home to Highland cows and Tamworth pigs.
He said: “Dining at The Torridon’s 1887 shouldn’t just be about eating and then going home, it should be unrushed and experiential.”
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