Andy Appleton has been promoted to the role of head chef at the Jamie Oliver backed Fifteen Cornwall restaurant.
Appleton has been at the restaurant since April 2007 and was most recently restaurant chef. He was also part of the original team that launched the first Fifteen restaurant in London in 2002.
Jamie Oliver said of the appointment: “I am delighted that Andy’s got the job as he’s a brilliant chef and has been a true inspiration to the apprentices both in Cornwall and London who have already worked with him.
“He’s been in the Fifteen family for a good few years now and he’s the perfect man for the job.”
Chez Roux head chef appointment
Meanwhile, Rocpool Reserve in Inverness has appointed a new head chef to oversee Albert Roux’s eponymous on-site restaurant.
Steven Murray joins the restaurant, which was recently criticised by food safety inspectors, after stints at Turnberry Golf Course and Glasgow’s No. Sixteen restaurant, where he held a Bib Gourmand for three years.
Murray said he aimed to use fresh produce to serve a changeable menu that ‘people enjoy’.
“I was attracted to the position at Rocpool Reserve as the philosophy here is to use the very finest local ingredients to produce mouth-watering dishes,” he said. “I want the people in Inverness to feel at home here and most importantly to enjoy French country cooking on your doorstep.”