Darin Campbell has joined Andy Murray's new Perthshire hotel as executive head chef.
With a career spanning over 24 years the former Roux Scholarship finalist will head up the Chez Roux restaurant at Cromlix House near Dunblane, which is set to open next spring under Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) on behalf of local boy and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
Campbell most recently worked as head chef at One Devonshire Gardens at the Hotel du Vin in Glasgow, and previously won a Michelin star while heading up the kitchen at Ballachulish House Hotel, Argyll. He has also worked as head chef at the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andrew Fairllie at Gleneagles; and completed a stint at the Gordon-Ramsay-owned Petrus in London.
With a name promising to highlight ICMI's association with renowned French chef Albert Roux OBE, the Cromlix restaurant will offer locally sourced produce in dishes designed by Campbell and his team, and aims to attract diners from Scotland and beyond.
It is hoped that the majority of the kitchen staff will be Scottish, in line with other ICMI properties in the area.
Commenting on Campbell's appointment, Roux said: "Providing jobs and training for the local community is very important to us. Darin is a local boy, with impeccable credentials. He was with my dear friend Andrew Fairlie and comes to us very highly recommended."