CATCH OF THE DAY: GEORGE CAMPBELL & SONS NETS NEW MD
George Campbell & Sons, Seafood Specialist in Perth, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Percy-Robb as Managing Director, effective from 28th November 2016.
Stephen joins us from the well-known Scottish firm of Craig & Rose, established in 1829, where he was Managing Director. Stephen helped develop and position the brand as one of the UK’s leading speciality paint companies.
Prior to his time with Craig & Rose, Stephen’s background was as a food entrepreneur, building an organic food retail business.
Scotland’s budding chefs compete in the UK’s favourite fish cook off
The Scottish Salmon Challenge returned to the Scottish Chefs Conference to give the newest generation of culinary talent the chance to show off their skill in preparing, cooking and serving the UK's favourite fish.
Eight catering students were selected from five local colleges to compete against their peers in front of an expert audience including leading Chef, Albert Roux, with the winner's award ultimately going to Craig Trewern from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).
Scottish Culinary Championships 2017
We are pleased to announce that the schedule for the next Scottish Culinary Championships is now available.
Once again Competitions are in 3 main areas
The Live Theatre - will offer a fast-moving series of hot cooking classes which will take place throughout the day in 8 x adjacent work-stations.
Culinary Art - will comprise a wide array of static classes in a variety of different mediums - sugar, chocolate, pastillage and fat, as well as vibrant platters, restaurant plates and pastry classes as well as the ever popular sugarcraft section which sees beautifully intricate entries on display - adding a real wow-factor to the show.
Skills Arena - will host classes for chefs at the start of their career (apprentices, students and those new to competitions), such as fish filleting, butchery, knife skills, pastry decorating etc, plus the Skills Theatre will also include some service competitions that will challenge front of house staff.
SCOTLAND TAKES SILVER IN CULINARY OLYMPICS
The Scottish National Culinary Team have a chieved a Silver medal at the recent IKA World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt Germany. The team of six chefs achieved their medal by competing in a cook-off against over 50 nations. The Culinary Olympics , which takes place every four years, was first held in Frankfurt in 1900 and is now regarded as the biggest, most traditional professional chefs competition in the world.
The team of twelve culinary professionals, whose average age was just 24, did outstandingly well achieving their goal of taking home a medal by winning silver in the hot kitchen and a diploma in the cold section.
The team worked extremely hard in the build up to the Olympics with several hot and cold practice sessions taking place over the last year. Robbie Penman Team manager and Orry Shand worked together to develop the menu for the hot kitchen and used Scotch Lamb as the main protein and the judges were clearly very impressed with the quality of the Scotch Lamb, describing it as ‘outstanding.