A CHEF is celebrating 40 years at Torquay Leisure Resort.
Paul Albrechtsen, also known as Albert, was recognised for his years of service at the hotel's bi-annual awards ceremony at the Carlton Hotel.
The ceremony recognises members of staff who have worked in the business for more than 10 years.
Overall 27 new awards were given out, a company record, bringing the number of staff with 10 or more years of service to 80.
Albert, however, is the only staff member to have ever exceeded 40 years.
Managing director Laurence Murrell said: "The 40 years' service given by Albert is a great achievement."
Bookings administrator Sue Lawton has worked for the company for over 20 years and Derwent Hotel head chef Andy Johnston has worked 30 years.