Head chef Duncan McLachlan of Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse is taking part in our Chefs Taster Lunch in an event aimed at showcasing local business and helping to provide bursaries for hospitality students at SRUC Elmwood Campus and Fife College.
During the event Duncan Duncan will be offering Scotch Broth served in his own freshly baked sourdough bowls.
The lunch, offering great food and exceptional value, will take place at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa between noon-3pm on Sunday November 4th. Visitors will be able to see the chefs at work, and ask questions about their dishes, ingredients, and techniques.
The innovative event offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to try three dishes. Multiple tickets can be purchased, booking isn’t necessary, and entry is free. Children under 12 will be given free tickets for three dishes. There will also be free samples of artisan soft drinks and speciality coffee.
Taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, St Andrews Links, The Adamson, The Peat Inn, The Seafood Ristorante, Playfair’s Restaurant, Kinnettles, Zest, Forgan’s, Mitchell’s Deli, Rogue, the Scottish Fruit Company, Fisher and Donaldson, The Tailend, The Newport, St Andrews Brewing Company, Macdonald Rusacks, Hotel du Vin St Andrews, and Bon Accord Soft Drinks. Support is being provided by SRUC Elmwood Hospitality.
Duncan McLachlan – Duncan McLachlan is the head chef of the award-winning AA Rosette 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.