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Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, recently awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year 2013/14, has announced the appointment of Graham Campbell as new Head Chef at Macdonald Pittodrie House by Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. The hotel is one of eleven hotel's bearing The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection status.

Graham joins Macdonald Pittodrie House with responsibility for leading the hotel's dining experience across the award-winning Mither Tap Restaurant and The Orangery - the hotel's elegant private dining venue.

A member of Great British Chefs, Graham leads a team of five chefs, and brings with him over 16 years of industry experience, within a number of prestigious restaurants and events venues including The Monastery in Manchester, Glen Moriston Town House, Lake Mentieth Hotel in Stirlingshire, and Duisdale House Hotel. He won a Michelin Star at Ballachulish Country House at the age of just 25.

Graham commented: "Macdonald Pittodrie House is a fantastic venue, and I am delighted to get back to what I love best - hotel dining - and bringing my expertise to the table.

"The values held across the group are very much in line with my own personal ethos; working with fresh, quality ingredients, sourced both responsibly and with provenance in mind - all integral factors to produce delicious food.

"The commitment of the team already here is evident and I look forward to leading them forward as we strive to achieve a minimum of 2 AA Rosettes."

Commenting on Graham's appointment, Martin Mcilrath, General Manager of Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel, added: "I'm thrilled that Graham has decided to join our team. He has an outstanding reputation as a chef and brings with him a wealth of experience in our sector.

"We have always sought to produce something very special in our restaurants and I have no doubt Graham will help bring further creativity to our offering as we continue to promise guests a truly special dining experience."

One of the finest four-star hotels in Aberdeenshire, the historic Macdonald Pittodrie House is set within 2,400 acres of beautiful estate lands and is a popular choice for families, businesses and weddings.

The personalised service and fine attention to detail promised to guests' throughout their stay has ensured Macdonald Pittodrie House was earlier this year selected as one of the group's leading four-star hotels to proudly bear The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection status.