There’s considerable excitement in the air as the Scottish National Culinary Team make final preparations for the forthcoming Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup, to be held in Luxembourg this coming November.
Taking place every 4 years this extraordinary celebration of gastronomy offers a unique, world-wide stage for competition alongside the opportunity to facilitate economic partnerships and meet other professionals from around the world to strengthen culinary bonds and prepare our great profession for the future.
The Scottish Team are hosting a Dinner at Tynecastle Football Stadium in Edinburgh on Monday 24th October, producing and serving their competition menu under the same strict protocol they will operate under in Luxembourg, and are looking forward to welcoming many distinguished guests to the venue including Michel Roux Jnr, Patron of Scottish Chefs.
Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said:
“I would like to thank Scottish Chefs for the vital role they play in raising the profile of our fantastic food and drink offering within the country and internationally.
“I am pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to support the Scottish Culinary Team with its preparations for competing at the Culinary World Cup next month, and I wish them all the very best.”
Captained by Orry Shand, himself a multi-award winner and Executive Chef at Entier Food Services in Aberdeen and featuring 25 year old Fraser Cameron, from The Globe Inn in Dumfries, the current Scottish Young Chef of the Year and a finalist in the Young National Chef of the Year for Great Britain, the team have practiced regularly to fine-tune their respective courses and are quietly confident in their considerable talent. Craig Palmer and Craig Cooper, also from Entier, Alanna McCarthy from Meldrum House Golf and Country Club and David Millar from Jupiter Artland complete this very talented squad.
Whilst the menu remains under wraps for the time being, the team are proud to feature some of the finest Scottish Produce available. With best lamb provided by Quality Meat Scotland, stunning seafood from Seafood Scotland and with very welcome support across the board from a number of other Scottish companies covering transport, logistics and other services it really is a national effort to support our fine Chefs.
Kevin MacGillivray, Culinary Team Director commented.. ‘The Culinary World Cup is without doubt one of the leading International food events of 2022. The Scottish Culinary Team, presently ranked 13th in the world, will be cooking for 110 guests in the Restaurant of Nations against some of the finest Chefs in the world which is nothing short of inspirational. We have a young, committed team ready to rise to the occasion and I’m sure they will perform well and make Scotland proud.