We're delighted to announce that Sergejs Savickis, formerly our Sous Chef, is our new Head Chef.
Sergejs, originally from Latvia honed his chef skills at a host of well-known Scottish hotels & restaurants before joining us as Sous Chef in 2015. He arrived in Port Appin just before Hogmanay that year - and set straight to work at one of the kitchen's busiest times of the year. We're delighted Sergejs is now taking up the Head Chef reins from Laura - we look forward to seeing what he has in store for us.
Sergejs loves life on the West Coast and is a great fan of fresh, local produce that's sustainable and with known provenance. He is therefore looking forward to getting to know our local fishermen and suppliers. What inspires our Head Chef's dishes? It's simple - the changing seasons influence every dish. Sergejs' creates dishes that highlight ingredients that are in season, work beautifully together and taste fantastic.
A fond farewell to Laura
We bid a fond farewell to Laura Milne, our lovely Head Chef, who has retired after 5 years leading the team. Laura ran a happy kitchen as she shared her enthusiasm for the wonderful fresh, local produce we have here. A multiple award winner, Laura, and her team, shared our pride in being named Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2017 at the Scottish Food Awards. We wish Laura every happiness for the future.
Talented Chef Team
Head Chef Sergejs' younger brother Peteris is already one of our Chef de Partie's. In The Pierhouse's small, busy kitchen, the Chef de Partie gains plenty of experience across all the dishes on our menus; it's a great training ground for a young chef. As Sergejs says, 'I'm very happy to be working with my brother and I'm looking forward to teaching him and supporting his development as a Chef."
Sergejs' team is completed by the arrival of our new Sous Chef, Peter D’Alton - a South African of Scottish descent. Peter is no stranger to us though - he was a former Chef de Partie and we know him well. A warm welcome back to Scotland for Peter and his family.
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