From BBQ to 3 Rosette – There’s a lot going on at The Old Course Hotel
Everyone at the resort is on countdown to one of the biggest events of the year when the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship comes to St Andrews in October … and with golf very much on our minds, we were thrilled to see more than 200 colleagues and family members descend on The Duke’s Golf Club
for our Kohler Stewardship event last Sunday.
Kohler Stewardship is all about taking action and making an impact. It gives all of us the chance to think about what we can do to make a positive difference in our community. As busy as we all are, we seldom get the opportunity to get together as a ‘team’ – so it was great fun, we had a wonderful buffet and BBQ and raised £820 for CHAS – the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland. Some of my colleagues won great prizes in our Outrageous Experience Raffle including a helicopter ride for two across Fife and sand boarding lessons on West Sands … my lucky number didn’t come up! Next time.
Thinking of our Stewardship programme, we’re always looking for ideas, so if you have a brilliant fund raising idea for the local community – and think our team could get involved in some way, do get in touch.
And in other news at the resort, we are sad to announce that Ross Marshall, Head Chef at our award-winning Road Hole Restaurant, will be leaving us soon. Ross arrived with us just two years ago, but in that time he has seen a meteoric rise, winning Young Chef of the Year at the Scottish Food & Drink Awards in 2011. Through the last year, he appeared at a host of high profile events around the country, representing the resort and undertaking great demonstrations to show his flare and skill. Earlier this year, he was instrumental in helping us re-launch our three AA rosette Road Hole Restaurant – creating ‘the Home of Scottish Cuisine’ in the Home of Golf. Now he is heading south, to join the kitchen at a Michelin starred restaurant in Berkshire, owned by Sir Michael Parkinson. To say he has been ‘poached’ would be a very pad pun! We wish him every success in his career and we are all very proud that his talents were first spotted when at the resort.
Finally, for anyone tempted by our fabulous Afternoon Tea – served in our Road Hole Restaurant overlooking the Old Course – two of our teas have just won Gold Stars in the Great Taste Awards 2012. Ask for ‘Planters Afternoon’ or ‘New Vithanakande’ and you’ll be sampling the very finest. Enjoy!
Posted: August 28th, 2012 under CHAS - Children's Hospice Association Scotland, Hotel Events, Local Events, Road Hole Restaurant, The Duke's.
Tags: Alfred Dunhill, CHAS, chef, Kohler stewardship, Road Hole Restaurant, Ross Marshall