Fruits of Success from The Home of Scottish Cuisine
Ross Marshall, Head Chef at the award-winning Road Hole Restaurant at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, is to join the kitchen at a Michelin starred restaurant in Berkshire, owned by Sir Michael Parkinson.
Ross arrived at the iconic five red star resort in 2010 and, in 2011, his skills and talents were recognised by his peers when he won Young Chef of the Year at the Scottish Food & Drink Awards. Through the last year, his profile has risen ever more – undertaking a series of demonstrations at events throughout Scotland – as well as re-launching 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 explains: "My time at 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 Periera, General Manager at the hotel, is "delighted" for Ross, explaining: "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 have invested in Ross has borne such fruits of success." Daniel adds: "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."