Awards for Chester

The kitchen team at The Chester Hotel’s IX Restaurant is celebrating after picking up a clutch of accolades at the North East of Scotland Chef and Restaurant Awards.

The Chester Hotel IX Restaurant team
• Chester champions: the restaurant’s kitchen team.

The Aberdeen hotel, which has 56 rooms and suites, a cocktail bar and a 300-capacity wedding suite, won a total of seven awards at the event: Rory Taylor was named Chef of the Year, Matthew Lobban was awarded a bronze medal in the same category, Scott Farquharson was awarded silver in the Young Chef of the Year category, Craig Palmer was named Lamb Chef of the Year and runner-up in the Seafood Chef of the Year category, David Freelove was named Pastry Chef of the Year and Alanna McCarthy was runner-up in the same category.
The Chester Hotel was also named runner-up for Hotel Restaurant of the Year.
Graham Wood, owner of the hotel, said: “These awards are testament to the hard work and many creative skills our chefs demonstrate.
“We are very proud to have some of the best young chefs in the north east working with us.”