The Chester Hotel, based on Queen’s Road, was named ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’ and IX Restaurant’s executive chef Kevin Dalgleish was named ‘Head Chef of the Year’ at the recent Prestige Hotel Awards 2017.
Voted by the public, the inaugural Prestige Hotel Awards aims to showcase and reward outstanding service within Scotland’s hotel industry. The Chester Hotel and its culinary team have now been awarded over 20 accolades since opening in 2012, plus two AA Rosettes and a recommendation in the Michelin Guide for fine dining IX Restaurant. These awards follow on from Kevin’s participation in BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals where he reached the quarter finals in 2016.
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Kevin Dalgleish, executive chef at IX Restaurant, says: “I am over-the-moon with this award and extremely grateful to everyone who voted for me. The calibre of chefs in Scotland is outstanding, so it’s an honour to be named ‘Chef of the Year’.”
Gillian Wood, owner of The Chester Hotel, says: “We are delighted with these two awards, and can’t thank our guests enough for voting for us. I’m incredibly proud of our team and it really is a testament to the hard work they put in every day to ensure our guests’ have a memorable stay.
“Kevin does a wonderful job of running IX Restaurant and supporting his kitchen team. He always ensures his young chefs are put forward for awards, so it’s fantastic to see him also being given the recognition he deserves.”