Award-winning chef, Colin Gannon has recently taken up position as Director of Food at The Grand, Southport, and Mikhail Hotels and Leisure Group.
Colin brings many years of expertise in food and drink, catering and fine dining to The Grand. He has always loved the culinary arts, with his early career beginning in Southport when he studied at Southport College. Now, he has returned to the area to cement The Grand’s place on the culinary map.
Colin has worked at many fine restaurants, hotels, and resorts, and has been instrumental in helping them achieve applauded acclaim. His culinary journey took him to The Isle of Man and then to The Channel Islands in the early days before his return to the mainland, where he took up a position at the prestigious three AA Rosette-awarded Red Star Hotel, The Rampsbeck Country House in Cumbria before heading further north to Scotland. There, he took up position at the Red Star property, One Devonshire Gardens, which has been awarded three AA Rosette in Glasgow.
Colin’s mouth-watering career also saw him creating delectable dishes at four Red Star-awarded Rookery Hall and the four Red Star and three AA Rosette-winning New Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. Following that, Colin assumed an executive chef role at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire, where he gained rosettes, and at the leading spa resort, The Lodore Falls in Cumbria. Most recently, he spent seven years at Champneys Spa Resort, Mottram Hall, where he gained two rosettes.
Now that he has returned to Southport to take up a position as Director of Food for The Mikhail Hotels & Leisure Group, his key focus is to make his mark on the already exceptional food offerings at The Grand.
Colin shares his ambitions for the iconic Southport venue.
He said: “I will put all of my skills, learned over many years of working in high-class establishments, into developing my young, dedicated team of chefs at The Grand.
“I have put together some amazing new dishes for The Grand Brasserie and will also relaunch the afternoon tea, making it the best around’ He continues, ‘I want The Grand to be the destination for afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed in The Brasserie where Tibu, our restaurant manager, will cater to your every need and ensure that it truly is a Grand experience.”
Diners at The Grand can look forward to dining on some classical brasserie offerings with a fabulous new menu launching this week, as well as some great new dishes the chef has put together, including a new lunch and set dinner menu with 3 courses at £28.
- To dine at The Grand call 01704 334533 or visit: www.thegrand.co.uk
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