Award-winning chef Scott Paton is planning to take dining to the next level and beyond as the new head chef at Boringdon Hall in Plymouth.
Paton, who began his career at the Jack in the Green, Exeter, joins the 40-bedroom, Grade I, 16th century manor house hotel this week and will be launching his new menu in the next few days. He replaces Chris Dyke who joined the hotel in June last year.
Following the recent award of three AA rosettes during his stint as head chef at the Horn of Plenty, Gulsworthy, Devon, Paton is aiming to take Boringdon's Hall's restaurant the Gallery to the same standard and beyond.
As well as overseeing the Gallery restaurant, Paton will also look after the Gaia Spa Spatisserie, which will launch this month. He is also set to head up a second restaurant, which the hotel plans to open later this year.
Paton is promising visually stunning and technically well executed food. He said: "As a chef I am lead by a project and the chance to take a restaurant to the next level. I want food to be colourful, vibrant and to stand out.
"When I put a plate of food in front of someone, I want it to make them smile and to create memories. I want guests to see a dish and immediately think that food will taste good before they taste it. The first impact is visual, but food can't just look pretty, it must be technically well executed, if it's not it can't go on the plate."
Boringdon Hall is owned by the Nettleton Hotel Collection, which includes sister properties, Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa and the Esplanade hotel in Newquay.
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