09 Mar 2018
Hilton Glasgow is delighted to announce the recruitment of the highly sought after Executive Chef Ryan Neill. Ryan joins from Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond where he spent six years as Executive Chef.
Ryan has been recognised for excellence by the industry throughout his career. He received the Acorn Award in 2012 which recognises aspiring and inspiring leaders under 30 in the catering industry.
In 2013 he was recognised with the Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers) at the Hotel Cateys, the hotel industry’s awards recognising operational excellence.
The Cateys, known as ‘the Oscars’ of the hospitality industry launched in 2007 and have celebrated the most successful hotels, hoteliers and hotel employees across the UK.
Ryan studied sports therapy at College before deciding his passion lay in catering. He started at Cameron House in 2001 as a trainee, working his way up to Executive Sous Chef in 2008 and Executive Chef in 2011, responsible for 55 chefs and 25 kitchen porters spread across six kitchens.
Planning and cooking a lunch for the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 is a personal highlight of his time at Cameron House. For four years Ryan looked after the Scotland National Football Team before key international matches, collaborating with sports scientists to ensure the players would be in peak condition to play.
Ryan has delivered an outstanding track record for delivering quality, but his real passion and record is in developing people. Some of the key culinary leaders in Glasgow’s hotels have developed under his guidance.
Calum Ross, General Manager of Hilton Glasgow comments: “I am delighted to have Ryan join the team at Hilton Glasgow. Ryan comes with a very impressive track record of quality which is demonstrated by his many awards. Our reputation for delivering quality and excellence will be further enhanced by Ryan and I am very excited to be welcoming him to Hilton Glasgow.”
Ryan Neill comments: “I am very excited to take the next step in my career with the prestigious Hilton Glasgow. It is a brand synonymous with quality around the world and I feel deeply honoured to be chosen to become part of the Hilton Glasgow team aspiring each moment of each day to deliver excellence for every guest. I am looking forward to getting started and playing my part.”