New Head Chef at Holiday Inn

Sebastien Voisin has been appointed Head Chef of the Holiday Inn Dumfries and its Bankend Bar & Brasserie.

Sebastien joins the culinary team at Holiday Inn Dumfries after years of study and experience as a Head Chef. Locals will be familiar with Sebastien as he joins from the renowned local restaurant Casa Mia where he was Head Chef for 8 years. He hopes to bring his unique vision to the Bankend Bar & Brasserie with a particular focus on service to create the best dining experience possible at this hidden gem eatery.

Provenance is of utmost importance to Sebastien – he strives to source the best suppliers in the area. He believes that the food is the main star of any meal, however service and ambiance is key to overall enjoyment. To create the best dining experience possible, Sebastien will regularly come out of the kitchen to meet diners in person and to receive their feedback first-hand and provide recommendations.

Commenting on his new appointment Sebastien said: “The Holiday Inn Dumfries has always been on my radar. This is a massive opportunity to take on a role at a hotel that is in such beautiful surroundings and with a great history. The atmosphere in the kitchen is great, and the team and I are looking to introduce some exciting menu changes, whilst respecting a few of the old favourites that guests love. The Bankend Bar & Brasserie is surprisingly relaxed and it is a perfect showcase for my food. I also want to maximise the use of the phenomenal space that is available for popular private dining, social banqueting and afternoon teas.”

Jamie Milligan, General Manager, added: “I am thrilled that I have been able to appoint someone as bright and talented as Sebastien to bolster the kitchen brigade and help lead the Bankend Bar & Brasserie to great culinary heights. I know he will drive our food offering forward as one of the best places to eat in Dumfries & Galloway.”

Holiday Inn Dumfries is located on the outskirts of the historic Crichton Estate, which boasts fantastic views of Dumfries and Galloway across 85 acres of parkland and gardens. The modern hotel is ideal for those travelling on business or leisure and offers comfortable rooms and excellent facilities.