Our Head Chef, Chris Hazelton has been inducted into the prestigious institution of the Master Chefs of Great Britain.
Chris had to come through a strict vetting procedure in order to be selected as one of just 150 Master Chefs currently inducted in the UK and only the second Master Chef working in Angus, alongside Garry Watson of Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor.
Speaking of his induction, Chris said: “It is a real honour to be inducted into this fine institution. I have spent many years working hard at my profession to be the best I possibly can and for that hard work and dedication to be recognised in this way is humbling.
“To be one of only two Master Chefs in Angus is a further bonus. I look forward to representing the Master Chefs for years to come.”
Master Chefs of Great Britain is an exclusive institution that hosts leaders in their field who work as Ambassadors for the association and promote the highest standard cuisine and working practices not only within their own companies and establishments but also assist in the training of the next generation of chefs in schools and colleges around the country.
Those who are inducted also work to promote the use of the finest food produce whilst embracing the very best that local suppliers have to offer.
George McIvor, Chairman and Fellow of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, said: “I have watched with a keen interest Chris’s culinary journey over many years. Along with Garry Watson he is a shining beacon in Angus and the greatest example of where hard work and professionalism can take you.
“He is sheer inspiration to our chefs of the present and so hugely important to our young people of the future. Becoming a Master Chef of Great Britain is the pinnacle of a chef’s career.
“I look forward to working more closely with Chris in the months and years ahead promoting this wonderful hospitality industry of ours.”
New Master Chefs are inducted at an annual lunch, with this year’s lunch being held at the Luton Hoo Hotel.