The Taynuilt Hotel and Restaurant is celebrating again after its sous-chef was named the best in Scotland.
Ross Harris, 21, picked up the prize at the Scottish Hotel Awards in Edinburgh on Sunday night, a couple of weeks after the hotel won its second AA Rosette for culinary excellence.
Born and raised in Taynuilt, he worked on Saturdays at the baker’s shop in the village before going on to work as a kitchen porter at local hotels. After leaving school in 2013 he took up the role of commis chef role at the Taynuilt Hotel.
John McNulty, Chef-Patron of the Taynuilt Hotel and Restaurant, commented: “I’m very proud of Ross. After working so hard it’s good to see him getting national recognition. This latest award is an example of how seriously we take the training and development of our staff and underlines the strength of our kitchen team.”
Ross, who was also recently voted on to Taynuilt's Community Council as its secretary, said: "I’m ecstatic to have received this award. I’ve been working very closely with John to be where I am now and want to thank him very much for all his teachings."