A leading chef has joined the newly-refurbished Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club as its new executive head chef.
Bruce Price has been appointed to head up the kitchen at the four-star hotel from his role as executive head chef at Crieff Hydro Hotel where he has been for six years.
During his time in Scotland, he has won the highly acclaimed ‘Scottish Chef of the Year’ title three times, having also worked at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews and Apex Hotels.
Price said “My first job will be to look at menu planning for the season ahead. I’ll be complementing excellent Scottish produce with some international influences I’ve picked up on my travels and cooking in other countries. Expect to see some innovations like a Kiwi Burger on the specials in The Brasserie!”
The new executive chef has been deaf since birth, something which he’s never allowed to hold him back. “I have never, ever let my deafness restrict my ambition to become a great chef,” he added. “I have never seen it as a disadvantage.”
Price will be responsible for a 24-strong kitchen team across Dalmahoy’s Pentland Restaurant, the James Braid Bar and Brasserie, private dining areas as well as the hotel’s conference, weddings and events catering offering.
Alistair Kinchin, general manager at the independently-branded Dalmahoy said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Bruce to our team here at Dalmahoy. We’ve worked hard to cement our culinary reputation in Edinburgh, and as a three-time Scottish Chef of the Year, it’s a real coup to have enticed Bruce to join us. Bruce’s stewardship heralds exciting times ahead for Dalmahoy as a food destination.”
Dalmahoy was first built in 1725 as a grand baronial Manor House is now a independently-branded four-star hotel, comprising 215 bedrooms and multiple leisure facilities.