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Our Chef at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & SpaMacdonald Manchester Hotel & SpaAA 4 Stars

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Stuart Duff, From our Award-Winning Restaurant to Bespoke Wedding Catering

Stuart Duff - who has worked with illustrious restaurant stars including Albert Roux and Martin Wishart - has a passion for creating exquisite dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced locally where possible.

He and his highly-skilled team were awarded the prestigious AA Rosette award within four months of our hotel opening its doors - and it has been re-awarded every year since.

Stuart has more than 25 years' experience in creating the highest quality food, and he has worked in celebrated establishments including the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam. He spent 15 distinguished years as Executive Head Chef with De Vere Hotels and Crowne Plaza group before taking over the reins at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa.

Stuart is well-accustomed to rising to the special occasion, such as weddings and lavish events. He has cooked for some of the most famous guests in the world, including Her Majesty the Queen and more recently the Princess Royal when she dined at our hotel.

Stuart selects wholesome local ingredients for their full natural flavours and chooses suppliers who share our dedication to food provenance. Sourcing our food from sustainable, reputable suppliers has always been important to us - the chicken we use is free-range, our pork outdoor-reared and we hold the Good Egg Award for sourcing free-range, locally farmed quality eggs.

Our Executive Head Chef 's influence spreads far and wide. In 2012, Stuart became Macdonald Hotels' Regional Development Chef for the North and Scotland, ensuring the supply of top-quality produce and recruiting our company Head Chefs, always keeping us one step ahead of the competition.

The result is a company-wide clutch of more than 40 AA rosettes - more than any other hotel group in Great Britain. Stuart is the nationally-respected champion of our company's impeccable reputation for producing delicious foods, and we are delighted to be able to offer his exceptional services to our guests.

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