The founders of the Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry, Fife, will be opening a second outlet in Edinburgh's New Town next month.
Husband and wife team Craig (pictured
Michael Innes has been appointed as head chef for the new Edinburgh site, joining from three-Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, where he was head of production.
Craig Wood, Catering in Scotland's reigning Chef of the Year, worked with Innes at Edinburgh's Malmaison almost 15 years ago when Wood was executive chef and Innes was a commis chef.
Wood will continue to be hands-on in both kitchens and will work closely with his head chefs Sam Dorey in Fife and Innes in Edinburgh.
Wood said: "Although many Wee Restaurant dishes have changed over the past 10 years, our philosophy has remained the same. We aim to deliver great food based around the seasons, cooked with care and passion. We want to showcase the great ingredients available to us in Scotland.
"I'm excited to be working alongside Michael again. Since we last worked together he has spent his time in some of the best kitchens in Spain under some incredible chefs. We share a passion for great food and an appreciation of the excellent produce available to us in Scotland. His passion and enthusiasm will enable him to be a driving force in the kitchen, helping him to develop a culture of learning and development for our younger chefs."
The Wee Restaurant Edinburgh will open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday offering an a la carte menu, as well as a set price 'menu du jour' at lunchtime and until 5pm on Saturday.
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