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Graham Campbell
Castlehill

Castlehill

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22-26 Exchange St
Dundee
DD1 3DL
Dundee

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The Chef

 

Graham Campbell

Graham Campbell wanted to be a chef from an early age. His first job as ‘the lowest of the low’ was at the Caledonian Hotel in his hometown of Oban, where he progressed to sous chef before moving down to Rochdale for a position at Andrew Nutter’s eponymous restaurant. ‘There was finely presented food – loads of produce and dishes that I had just never seen before,' says Graham. 'I had to make a lemon tart and I didn’t have a clue how to do it.’

Moving on to Paul Heathcote’s Longridge, he worked under head chef James Holah, previously sous chef at Claridge’s, and it was here that his fine dining career began in earnest. ‘That was a real eye opener,' he says. 'I got introduced to many new foods; I had never seen foie gras or mushroom ravioli, I had no idea that any of that existed. They put me on larder and asked me to make an amuse bouche – I had no idea what that was.’ Within three months he was sous chef.

Graham Campbell