Sodexo has appointed Denholm Shiels to the newly created role of executive chef at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. He has worked for Sodexo over the past 18 years in various roles that have seen him involved in large scale sporting events.
Shiels has been responsible for managing events across 21 different venues in Scotland, ranging from historic properties such as Edinburgh Castle to sporting venues including Hampden Park and Murrayfield. With a team of 15 chefs, he has delivered a variety of corporate and private events across these locations and Denholm has also been instrumental in the menu design and development.
Paul Mitchell, catering services director for Sodexo, said: “Denholm has an excellent track record and has achieved some amazing results within the company, as well as historically in Michelin star restaurants. He brings huge energy and enthusiasm and the opportunities within the Garden are endless, providing an inspirational blank canvas from which we will develop an exciting new offering and enhanced experience.”