A LUXURY Glasgow hotel has appointed a new head chef for its restaurant.

Gary Townsend will join One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin.

The restaurant, which has three AA Rosettes, aims to use locally sourced Scottish produce, an area Townsend has experience in.

He has worked in the industry for 16 years and has worked for Tom Kitchin’s, The Kitchin and Martin Wishart, where he worked as a sous chef when the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star back in 2011.

Townsend said: “One Devonshire Gardens has an incredible reputation and it is a real honour to take on the role as head chef and join a fantastic team in the kitchen. It is a pleasure to work somewhere that shares my passion for good quality, seasonal produce and celebrating Scotland’s fantastic larder.”

Marianne Clave, general manager at One Devonshire Gardens, added: “Gary is an outstanding chef and we are thrilled to have him join our team.”