Fine dining

The Glenturret hires Michelin chef Donald

Mark Donald: passion

The Glenturret Lalique restaurant, due to open at The Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, has appointed Mark Donald as head chef.

He is joining from his position at number one at The Balmoral in Edinburgh, where he retained the Michelin star until he departed in 2021.

Mr Donald’s passion for cooking began in his hometown of Glasgow where he spent time in the kitchen at Stravaigin.

Since then, he has gone on to build culinary credentials that include a formative season at Noma followed by two years at the two Michelin-starred restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.

He then moved to London, accepting a senior role at two Michelin-starred Hibiscus, before travelling to Sydney, Australia where he spent four years as head chef at progressive restaurant, Bentley.

The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant is due to open in the summer and it will be the first of its kind, as no other whisky brands are home to a restaurant dedicated to fine dining.

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