CHEF PRO­FILE

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

Head Chef Robert McKil­lop joined Loch Leven Ho­tel ear­lier in 2016 to strengthen our small team and has devel­oped our kitchen brigade in terms of skill and di­rec­tion. Lead­ing by ex­am­ple and with an ap­proach­able coach­ing style he has an in­sight­ful knowl­edge of all things food that he has built up dur­ing his ca­reer. He ex­udes a true pas­sion for lo­cal pro­duce which has helped us to fur­ther de­velop our net­work of lo­cal sup­pli­ers. Robert started his ca­reer as an ap­pren­tice at Fair­mont’s Chateau Lake Louise in Canada and then tran­si­tioned to their Cana­dian sis­ter ho­tel the Banff Springs Ho­tel. With fur­ther train­ing in the Euro­pean hos­pi­tal­ity des­ti­na­tions of Switzer­land ,Ger­many and Aus­tria, Robert de­cided that he would cross the Chan­nel to pur­sue his car­reer work­ing in Ireland , Eng­land and the Chan­nel Is­lands. This def­i­nitely paid off as al­though he is clas­si­cally trained he has gained a great deal of ex­pe­ri­ence in mod­ern cui­sine es­pe­cially at Rosette level where he has built his rep­u­ta­tion. He would de­scribe his style as Mod­ern Euro­pean but to quote our great chef “I re­ally en­joy cook­ing the awe­some pro­duce that Scot­land has to of­fer” and that is cer­tainly some­thing that is ev­i­dent in his menus.

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