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Tiny island looks to reality TV contestants for hotel chef/manager

21 May 2008 by

Residents of the Isle of Gigha, a tiny island three miles west of the Mull of Kintyre, have embarked on an unorthodox search for a chef manager for its community owned hotel.

The residents of the island off Scotland, which is owned by its 155 strong population, have been searching for a suitable candidate for the 12-room Gigha hotel without success for the last few months, and have now opened up the offer to former reality-TV stars.

Alan Milstead, who runs the Dunvalanree Hotel on the Mull of Kintyre, is helping the islanders and is offering former stars of programmes such as The Restaurant and Jamie's Kitchen "the chance of a real life opportunity".

Milstead told Caterersearch: "This is an opportunity for someone who is keen to make their own mark in the hospitality industry without the need to invest their own capital.

"There are opportunities to encourage visitors to the hotel to enjoy a product that the new head chef/manager has developed and there are opportunities to use local seafood and farm produce.

There is a halibut farm on Gigha and you cannot get fish much fresher than that."

Those interested in applying can e-mail Milstead on: dunvalanree@ecosse.net

By Christopher Walton

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