Will Holland named executive chef at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

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Will Holland named executive chef at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey

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Chef Will Holland has been appointed executive chef at the Ocean restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey, beginning October this year.

The news comes days after Holland announced he planned to leave Coast​, his own 2 AA-Rosette restaurant in Pembrokeshire, which he opened three years ago with owners Neil and Zoe Kedward.

Holland was also announced as a finalist in the Craft Guild of Chefs' National Chef of the Year 2018 contest last week​.

Holland is to bring his style of British ingredients cooked in a relaxed style, and will continue to work with the Atlantic Hotel on its self-described ‘mission to help put Jersey on the map as a gourmet destination’.

Current executive head chef at The Atlantic, Mark Jordan, will continue at the Ocean restaurant until the close of the summer season at the end of October.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Will Holland to our team in October,” says Patrick Burke, managing director and owner of The Atlantic Hotel.

“There was a great deal of interest in the position from some of the finest young chefs in the country, but Will [Holland] was the stand-out candidate. We have great admiration for everything that he has achieved in his career to date and have no doubt his appointment will further strengthen Jersey’s growing culinary reputation.”

Confirming his departure from Coast last week​, Holland previously said: “I’ve enjoyed the last three and a half years heading up Coast Restaurant immensely, and it was a huge decision for me and my wide to move on.

“It was a massive challenge setting up the restaurant but I enjoyed every moment. I’ll take all my experiences with me [and] wish everyone at Coast the very best for the future.”

Holland, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants since the age of 18, was awarded his own star before he was 30.

His CV includes restaurants La Bécasse, L'Ortolan, Gravetye Manor Hotel and Homewood Park Hotel.

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