NEW R R Spink Sustainable Trout Competition
The overall aim is to encourage chefs working in the UK to make greater useof sustainably farmed Scottishseafood.
The deadline for entries is Monday 16 November and the final of the competition will take place in the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School on Wednesday 25 November. Read on for more details and how to apply.
Scotland are Nations Cup Champions once more
City of Glasgow College Chef Senior Lecturer, Gary Maclean, and HND Professional Cookery students, Lenka Faksoba and Darren Seggie represented Scotland at the prestigious biennial competition.
They defended the title won in 2013, against student teams from Canada, Italy, Mexico, Barbados and hosts, USA.
Gary, who also led the winning team in the 2013 competition, said: "To be able to represent your country against the best in the world is a great privilege. Working with Lenka and Darren has been a pleasure, two amazingly talented young people who showed everyone that Scottish food and culinary education is world class.
"We have been lucky to have had so much support for the whole team at the college and the Federation of Chefs Scotland, without these two amazing institutions we would never have been able to participate and give the future of the industry an opportunity to shine."
Culinary Olympics Update
The draw has just taken place in Germany for the competition days for the National Culinary teams. The update so far, is for the competition days in the Hot Kitchens at the Culinary Olympics 2016. The Scottish Team will be competing on the first day of competition, Saturday 22 October. Although we will be competing against a standard, diners in the restaurant that day will have a choice of 8 National Menus and the other 7 teams competing on that day are Germany, Canada, South Korea, Wales, Greece, Hong Kong and Finland. More updates to follow...