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New executive head chef appointed at Trump Turnberry

Award-winning chef Callum Dow has been promoted to executive head chef at the five-star Trump Turnberry hotel, expecting to bring an “exciting vision” for the venue’s varied menus.

Dow joined the hotel as chef de cuisine in 2017 and was promoted to executive sous chef within six months, before taking on the executive head chef role across the resort’s dining portfolio, which includes the signature 1906 restaurant, the Grand Tea Lounge and Bar, The Duel in the Sun, The Lighthouse Halfway House and the Chef’s Table.

Having worked in top kitchens across the UK since 2001, Dow has over 17 years of experience including two years as executive head chef at Balbirnie House.

He previously spent a year working as the head chef at the Gleneagles Deseo restaurant and as well as Airth Castle, The Mytton and Mermaid, Shrewsbury, and one Michelin star restaurant, Longueville Manor, Jersey.

Dow said: “I am extremely honoured to be heading up the kitchens at one of the most iconic hotels in Scotland. I had to pinch myself when I was approached to take the reins as executive head chef. I always try and be at the top of my game and you don’t get better than Trump Turnberry.

“We are a very young and new team within the kitchens and laying the foundations of what is going to be a very exciting time at the hotel. Every day is different and we push ourselves to constantly evolve and improve things.”

Ralph Porciani, general manager at Trump Turnberry, added: “Callum is an integral part of our family here at Trump Turnberry. He is an exciting talent whose passion and energy for delivering freshly prepared, high quality food will continue to build the hotel’s reputation for offering a first-class dining experience to anyone who comes through our doors.”

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