Fisher and Donaldson sweet treats at the Chefs Taster Lunch

The famous Fife-based bakery Fisher and Donaldson is preparing some very sweet treats for the  “Savour St Andrews” Chefs Taster Lunch on November 5.

Building on the success of last year’s event, the lunch is a finger buffet style journey involving a number of top chefs and acclaimed local establishments – and part of the proceeds will go towards bursaries for hospitality students at SRUC Elmwood Campus and Fife College.

The lunch will take place in the Hall of Champions at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, and visitors will be able to see the chefs at work, ask questions, and hear about their dishes, ingredients, and techniques.

Fisher and Donaldson will be offering some of their hugely popular favourites, including mini fudge doughnut, cream meringues coffee towers and shortbread.

Other businesses taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, The Peat Inn, The Adamson, The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews Links, Playfair’s Restaurant, The Tayberry, Zest, Forgan’s, the Scottish Fruit Company, Jannettas Gelateria, Rufflets Country House Hotel, The Tailend, The Newport, Hotel du Vin St Andrews, The Doll’s House and Bon Accord.

The innovative event on November 5 offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to try three dishes, samples of artisan soft drinks, or speciality coffee.

Multiple tickets can be purchased on the day, and booking is not necessary. Children under 12 will be given free tickets for three dishes. The event will run from 12 noon-3pm.

There will also be music from the popular University of St Andrews student-based A Cappella group The Accidentals.

Fisher and Donaldson – Jade Milne (pictured) is a fifth generation member of the Milne family company Fisher and Donaldson, which was established in 1919 and is one of Scotland’s biggest and oldest independent bakeries. The company employs well over 100 people in its seven shops and four cafes in Cupar, St Andrews and Dundee, and supplies a huge range of business customers in the east of Scotland. The bakery holds a Royal Warrant, and is famous for over 400 hand-made products including croissants, soft morning rolls, Belgian chocolates, savouries, custom made celebration cakes and famous oatcakes made with Fife-grown oats. Production is based in the firm’s eco-friendly headquarters in Cupar, where there is also a shop, cafe and chocolaterie.


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