Meet our team

Craig Hart, Executive chef

Craig Hart
Executive Chef

Craig was appointed Executive Chef in 2014. He is responsible for all culinary operations in the hotel including One Square restaurant and conference and banqueting. Craig’s philosophy is to present delicious, British dishes using fresh and local seasonal ingredients sourced from a diverse range of suppliers across the country. He is especially proud of Dining at the Pass, which is set in the kitchen and allows guests to savour a bespoke menu whilst enjoying an exclusive “behind the scenes” culinary experience.

For culinary delights follow Craig on instagram: @chefcraighart

Alessandro Borelli, Bar Manager

Alessandro Borelli
Bar Manager

With his biggest passion being Gin, Alessandro heads up the bar team and is responsible for the popular gin tastings and trainings  held in the One Square Bar. Originally from Italy, he moved to Scotland in 2013 to deepen his knowledge in gin. It is thanks to Alessandro we proudly have over 80 different gin types behind the bar. You will also find our very own One Square Gin crafted by Pickering's Gin. Ask Alessandro anything about distilleries, botanicals and processing and he will speak for as long as you listen.

Ewa Staszowska-Riddell
Restaurant Manager

Ewa has over 10 years’ experience within the restaurant industry. Many of Ewa’s friends are restaurateurs; Ewa even met her husband at One Square! She loves the busy atmosphere of One Square and working with people who share the same passion for guest service and food. Edinburgh reminds her of her hometown Torun, Poland and she adores the food scene the city has to offer. Ewa is passionate about One Square’s unique themed Afternoon tea ideas and oversees and contribute to the creative set up.

One Square, Edinburgh

1 Festival Square EH3 9SREdinburghSCGB


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