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Co. Down's Hillyard House Appoints New Head Chef For Its Restaurant, The Yard

Published on Aug 20 2021 10:20 AM in Restaurant tagged: Trending Posts / Tourism NI / Hillyard House / Will Brown / The Yard

Co. Down's Hillyard House Appoints New Head Chef For Its Restaurant, The Yard

Hillyard House Guesthouse Of Castlewellan, Co. Down, has appointed Northern Ireland chef Will Brown as the head chef of its restaurant, The Yard.

Brown's Background

As reported by The Belfast Telegraph, Brown started his career at the age of 17 working under Marco Pierre White at the Mirabelle in Mayfair, and subsequently trained at Roscoff under Paul Rankin before working at venues such as Gordon Ramsay's Maze, two Michelin-starred The Square and his parents' former business, The Old Schoolhouse Inn.

Brown was a contestant on the BBC's Great British Menu television show in 2014, and the following year a BBC NI documentary crew followed his work at for the BBC's True North series.

Brown Statement

The Belfast Telegraph quotes Brown as saying, "The restaurant is stunning and I am very lucky to have some of the best produce in Ireland right on our doorstep.

"We source our produce locally and cook in a simple but elegant manner. Our guests can count on consistently good food using ingredients they relate to."

Tourism NI Chief Executive Statement

The Belfast Telegraph quotes Tourism NI chief executive John McGrillen as saying, "High quality local food and drink is now a fundamental part of our tourism offer and it is great to see Will Brown join the team here as he will provide a culinary experience to match the fantastic produce and landscape from which it comes."

Hillyard House Information

Hillyard House has 20 guestrooms, has reportedly created 11 full-time and part-time jobs, and reportedly marks a £3 million investment by its owner, Forest Park Development Group.

The venue has reportedly received £300,000 of support from economic development agency Invest NI.

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