Head chef aims to cook up awards

New head chef at The Grange in Thurston - Darren Marchant.
New head chef at The Grange in Thurston - Darren Marchant.
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A BEAUTIFUL country hotel in Thurston has welcomed a new head chef to the team.

Darren Marchant is bringing high hopes and more than 25 years’ experience to the kitchen at The Grange, in Barton Road.

The 38-year-old chef, from Red Lodge, hopes to win rosettes and build the hotel’s dining reputation.

“I want to put The Grange on the map and make it a dining experience for people to come and enjoy.

“I really want to make it a nice fine dining experience,” said Darren.

He started his career working on cruise ships, after gaining college qualifications in cooking and a higher national diploma in hospitality.

After years working in restaurant kitchens he is now intent on achieving the rosettes he deserves.

n Contact The Grange on 01359 231260 or go to www.grangecountryhousehotel.com