New F&B Director brings wealth of experience to renowned Scottish hotel

An iconic Perthshire hotel has welcomed a Food and Beverage Director who brings more than 35 years of experience to the role.

Professional restaurateur, Barry Davin, who was previously Operations Director for Prezzo, has joined Crieff Hydro Hotel.

Barry spent four years at Prezzo, where he led a region of more than 60 restaurants through operational change and continual improvement to deliver a great and ever improving service and food for the group’s customers.

Barry has spent five years as Operations Manager at Pizza Express and seven years as Area manager for The Restaurant Group.

Barry said, “After leaving the hospitality industry for a brief period to work as Regional Manager for the Scottish Census, I am so happy to be back in the profession I am passionate about and to join one of Scotland’s iconic hotels.

“There is stimulating diversity and potential in the food and beverage offering at Crieff Hydro Hotel, and this coupled with the dedicated and focussed F&B team it has makes this one of the most exciting roles I have embarked upon.”

Kristian Campbell, General Manager at Crieff Hydro Hotel, said, “Having previously held the role of F&B Operations Manager at the hotel myself, I know just how important it is to have an experienced and passionate leader to guide our F&B team.

“Barry has held some really prestigious roles and we’re delighted our team will have the opportunity to learn from him, and to see the positive impact he has on our F&B offering.

“It is a real honour to welcome him to our team, he is a real asset to the industry.”