Kinloch Lodge chef Marcello Tully Launches his First Recipe Book

The book called The Key Ingredient is a compilation of some of Marcello’s favourite recipes both past and present. Inspired by his homeland of Brazil, Marcello shares some vibrant recipes reminiscent of his childhood.


Together with the food served at Kinloch Lodge Hotel, on the stunning Isle of Skye, where Marcello relocated his family 10 years ago, Marcello wants to share with you how to achieve Michelin style meals at home. Often with a combination of bitter, sweet flavours, these recipes will give you an insight into one of Scotland’s best restaurants, without having to leave your doorstep!


The book can be bought online for £25 via his website:



About Marcello:


Marcello Tully is the Brazilian-Scottish Chef Director of Kinloch Lodge, where he won and retained a Michelin star for six consecutive years.


Marcello’s chef experience started early. At 14 he worked part time in London as a commis-chef in a French restaurant, where his passion for food began. He caught the eye of Albert Roux who was at the time building Home Rouxl, the first sous-vide plant in the U.K.


For the following six years Marcello worked for Albert, honing his skills and developing new dishes. It was here that his passion for getting the very best out of the simplest of ingredients emerged. Marcello subsequently worked in a number of Roux establishments including; Albert’s then 3 Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair, Le Gavroche, Rouxl Britannia restaurant and La Boucherie Lamartine, moving on to be Albert’s head-chef at Home Roux.


In 2007 Claire Macdonald approached Marcello to bring his professional experience to head the kitchens at Kinloch and take the restaurant to a new level. Within a year Marcello and his team were awarded 3 AA rosettes, followed by a Michelin Star one year later.


Marcello represents Kinloch and Scotland around the world as an ambassador and spokesman for the industry and has appeared frequently on TV, radio and in the press. He provides food demonstrations throughout the year to hotel guests, across the UK and beyond. He has also recently launched a series of workshops and classes at Kinloch Lodge, where he teaches a range of chef skills, shows how a professional kitchen operates and inspires guests with new ideas for entertaining at home.


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