Scottish Young Chef of the year 2011 Ross Marshall is about to leave his position as head chef at the  award-winning Road Hole Restaurant at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews.

He is moving south to join the kitchen at Sir Michael Parkinson’s Michelin starred Royal Oak Paley Street restaurant in Berkshire.

Ross arrived at the iconic five red star St Andrews resort in 2010 and his skills and talents were quickly recognised by his peers.

He won Young Chef of the Year at last year’s Scottish Food & Drink Awards, and over the past year his profile has risen even more.

He undertook a series of demonstrations at events throughout Scotland, and re-launched the three AA rosette Road Hole Restaurant earlier this summer to showcase the very best local, regional and Scottish produce.

Next month, he joins Dominic Chapman, the former chef de partie at Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred the Fat Duck and now head chef at the Royal Oak Paley Street, one of only 13 Michelin star pubs in the UK.

Ross said that his time the Old Course Hotel has been incredible.

“I have learnt a great deal – and know that I shall always look back on my time at the resort as the real foundation of my career.

“I will take with me a passion for local produce instilled through the fabulous array of producers and suppliers that have become very much a part of the story at the resort, together with a genuine understanding that every customer is a VIP and they all deserve nothing less than an outrageous five star experience.”

Daniel Pereira, General Manager at the hotel, said that he is “delighted” for Ross.

“It is very hard to find exceptional chefs – they are very few and far between – and we are extremely proud that the work, time and resource we invested in Ross have borne such fruits of success.

 “We believe 100% in developing young talent – investing in the future to ensure others will follow in Ross’ footsteps to become the very best in their field,” he said.


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