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St Moritz hotel appoints Jamie Porter as head chef

24 July 2013 by
St Moritz hotel appoints Jamie Porter as head chef

The St Moritz hotel in Cornwall has made Jamie Porter its new head chef.

Porter, 26, trained with Rick Stein at St Petroc's Bistro, before he went on to work at the three-Michelin-starred Waterside Inn alongside chef-patron Alain Roux. Porter eventually moved back to Padstow for a position at Stein's Seafood Restaurant.

The new menus at the St Moritz will include signature dishes such as Whole Camel Estuary lobster with shellfish sauce, tarragon, parsley & chervil and Cornish pork fillet, cheek & crackling with cauliflower purée, spinach, cauliflower & swede slaw & local cider.

The menu will change daily and dinner options will be published by 5pm once Porter has purchased his fresh fish, brought ashore by the day boat fishermen, together with his locally sourced meat and vegetables.

Porter said: "Cornwall's status as a foodie destination is continuing to grow and restaurants like the St Moritz are at the heart of this culinary renaissance. I am so pleased to be back here. I will be building on the restaurant's reputation as a champion of local ingredients but also bringing my own skills to bear. These are exciting times for the St Moritz as it continues to build its reputation as a year-round destination and I am looking forward to playing a key part in its plans."

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