The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire has welcomed Ram Jalasutram as its new resort head chef.
The five-star hotel, which has just been sold to Ennismore, has appointed Jalasutram to oversee the day-to-day operations of the resort’s 70-strong kitchen brigade.
The resort’s dining facilities currently consist of The Strathearn restaurant, Desco and The Dormy Clubhouse, as well as the private dining rooms the hotel operates.
Jalasutram was educated in Mumbai and with a family background in hospitality.
He studied hotel management and was named Young Chef of the Year in 2002. He has extensive experience in London in some of the capital’s top hotels, including The Dorchester, The Capital Hotel and he joins Gleneagles from his position as head chef at Pennyhill Park in Surrey.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am thrilled to be joining Gleneagles and look forward to learning as much as possible from the team here. It’s an energetic young brigade full of characters and I’m already impressed by their passion and hard work.
“I want to focus on keeping Gleneagles on the British culinary map by serving up classics with a modern twist. One of the attractions of coming to Scotland was being able to strike up closer relationships with suppliers, and I’m excited about working with the top quality produce that’s available in Perthshire to create some fantastic dishes.”
Gleneagles executive chef Alan Gibb will now focus on fine tuning the strategic direction for the F&B operation.