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As our chef Kevin Dalgleish moves onto a new venture this Spring, we’re looking back over his time in the kitchen at The Chester Hotel.

Join us in looking back at some of Kevin’s highlights:

Signature Dish

Kevin and the whole kitchen team have worked alongside some of the country’s greatest chefs and in the process has helped us to raise almost a million pounds for local charities.

He’s worked with more than baker’s dozen of Signature chefs:

  • Variety was the spice of life in the kitchen with Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar.

09 11 18 Atul Kochhar 64 comp 2


  • Seems like Kevin was ‘ hands off’ leaving the The Yummie Brummie, Glynn Purnell, to do all the work!


05 11 18 Glynn Purnell 50 comp


  • Spilling the culinary beans with Scotland’s Martin Wishart


14 11 18 Martin Wishart 87 comp 2


  • Food for thought with Ireland’s Richard Corrigan


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  • Discussing ‘pasta’bilities with Phil Howard. 


11 11 19 Phill Howard 20 comp


  • And taking it to the next level with Daniel Clifford.


14 11 19 Signature 26 comp


Having your cake …

We can’t forget the day Kevin and the team managed to serve 200 afternoon teas. Did they manage?  ….

It was a piece of cake!

04 11 18 Signature afternoon tea 47 comp

Roast Potatoes

Warning; reading on will lead to roasties envy!

Kevin’s roast potatoes are legendary – just try watching this video and not lusting.


High on the Hog

Kevin was in charge of bringing home the bacon with Quality Meat Scotland, when he did cookery demonstrations for a group of foodie influencers.

34 QMS Pork AR comp


Head Banger

He thought it was the ‘wurst’ joke when we suggested that he cook thousands of German sausages outside in the marquee in December!

05 11 18 Glynn Purnell 30 comp


Wishing you all the best from all the team at The Chester Hotel Kevin.


20211108 Atul Kochhar 078 comp