New head chef at Scarlet


The Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth has reported a new head chef.

Since starting his career in 2009 in some of the East Midlands’ most well-respected restaurants, Jack Clayton has achieved three rosettes, two Bib Gourmand awards and the Nottingham Head Chef of the year award.

His first position in Cornwall was at The Gurnards Head where he achieved top 10 gastropubs from The Telegraph. In 2017 Jack and his partner took a management couple position at The Carew Arms near Torpoint, achieving a Michelin regional stand out award just a year after opening.

Seeking a new challenge and starting a family, Clayton took the head chef position at The Sardine Factory in Looe where he quickly achieved a bib gourmand. After the first lockdown in 2020, he took on a new challenge at the Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac before deciding to take the reins at the Scarlet restaurant.