Chef Duncan McLachlan at the St Andrew’s Day Dinner

Head chef Duncan McLachlan at the two AA Rosette Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse at the Ardgowan Hotel will be creating the canapes for our St Andrew’s Day Dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on the evening of November 29th.

He is joining an amazing line-up including Martin Hollis, executive chef at the Old Course Hotel; Geoffrey Smeddle of The Peat Inn Restaurant with Rooms; Mat Majer from The Adamson; Sharon Munro of St Andrews Links and Jamie Scott from The Newport.

The chefs will be supported by students from Cupar’s SRUC Elmwood Campus and Fife College and, from profit made at the dinner, each college will receive a bursary to be used for further hospitality training.

To book places at the dinner (£75pp), including drinks reception and wine with the meal, the email address is  or call 01334 474371

Duncan McLachlan is the head chef of the award-winning Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse in St Andrews. Duncan started life in the kitchens as a pot washer at 15 which gave him passion for his trade. He continued to work as a chef whilst studying hotel management at the University of Strathclyde and then later professional cookery at Elmwood College. After working at the Gleneagles Hotel, he returned to the family business. Duncan was quick to take on the role as head chef. He is now a director continuing to promote local produce focussing on seasonality, origin and flavour.

Our photograph shows Duncan in demonstration mode


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