The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey has appointed Will Holland as executive chef at the award-winning Ocean Restaurant. Holland joins The Atlantic from his position as head chef at Coast Restaurant in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
The chef has been working in Michelin-starred restaurants since the age of 18 and was awarded a star before he was 30. He brings experience in some of the finest establishments across the UK, including La Bécasse Restaurant, L’Ortolan Restaurant, Gravetye Manor Hotel and Homewood Park Hotel. He is recognised by The Good Food Guide as one of its predicted 10 most influential chefs of the next decade and was named UK Restaurant Chef of the Year 2016 by The Craft Guild of Chefs.
Concluding 13 successful years at The Atlantic Hotel, incumbent executive head chef Mark Jordan will remain at the helm of Ocean Restaurant until the close of the summer season at the end of October. Will Holland will complete the summer at Coast before joining The Atlantic in October.
Patrick Burke, managing director and owner of The Atlantic Hotel, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Will Holland to our team in October. There was a great deal of interest in the position from some of the finest young chefs in the country however Will was the stand-out candidate and we are delighted to have secured him. We have great admiration for everything that Will has achieved in his career to date and have no doubt his appointment will further strengthen Jersey’s growing culinary reputation.”