Meet Martin Carter – our NEW Executive Head Chef!

Aug 08, 2018
Posted in: Food & Drink, Ragdale Hall News   Posted by: Natalie

It’s no secret that here at Ragdale Hall we pride ourselves on the high standard of cuisine we deliver to you, our guests. Whether you’ve visited us for a day, an evening, two nights or two weeks, you’ll have no doubt tucked into a meal in our Dining Room or Verandah Bar (or snuggled up in bed, of course!).

So, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have appointed a new Exec Head Chef at the Hall!

Martin Carter joined the team at Ragdale Hall in July and we thought there was no time like the present to give Martin a good grilling, so we sat down with him to hear all about his experience in the catering industry and exciting plans for the future…

“I’ve been in catering all of my working life,” Martin said. “City & Guild qualified, and classically French trained, I spent my early years cutting my teeth in the industry working in London establishments such as Fortnum and Mason and the Café Royal.

“With a hunger to travel, and a few years’ experience as a chef under my belt, I made my first move overseas and started working as a hotel chef de partie in Bermuda. Shortly after that, I moved to the Bahamas where I worked as a hotel sous chef for a couple of years before being promoted to head chef. From that point on, I’ve taken on various head chef and executive group head chef roles working in large and small-scale resorts in Antigua, The Maldives, Barbados, Jamaica and Europe – I even opened some hotels along the way.

“Food is a real passion of mine and having worked in different countries and cultures all with their own unique mix of ingredients and flavours, I’ve developed a real aptitude for international cuisine.

“Alongside the more traditional classics, this will enable me to bring new and exciting dishes to the menu at Ragdale Hall which is something I’m really looking forward to.

“I have a great foundation from which to start and moving forward plan to build on the offering for guests by introducing new trends and creative techniques. I also plan to train and develop the team within.

“It’s certainly a very exciting time here at Ragdale Hall, and I very much look forward to meeting with you all soon.”

While the days of strict calorie-controlled meals have long been a thing of the past at Ragdale Hall, as a world-renowned health spa we are dedicated to delivering an innovative menu of healthy and balanced options.

With a vast amount of experience and expertise to draw upon, we’re very excited about the future of the Spa’s culinary offering with Martin at the helm!

If you would like to join our team and help deliver an ever-evolving menu of high-end cuisine to spa diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 365 days a year, get in touch today – we’re currently recruiting for a commis chef, chef de partie and kitchen porter.

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