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A MONTH OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE

A collaboration of award-winning chefs
from in and around St Andrews

Savour St Andrews, following on from the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival, involves a number of St Andrews businesses working together in the run-up to St Andrew’s Day to highlight the excellent food and drink on offer locally.

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Three award winners in St Andrews

Three winners from St Andrews are pictured here Scottish Food Awards and Academy 2018 The Seafood Ristorante, stunningly located overlooking the West Sands, picked up Restaurant Chef Team of the Year, Sous Chef of the Year for Jamie Mackinnon, and Rising Star 2018 for owner Stefano Pieraccini. Julie Lewis picked up the Family Business of […]

Top award for the Peat Inn’s Geoffrey Smeddle

The amazing Fife chef/patron Geoffrey Smeddle, of the Peat Inn Restaurant with Rooms, has just lifted one of the most prestigious awards in the culinary calendar. Michelin-starred Geoffrey has been named Chef of the Year in the CIS Excellence Awards run in conjunction with Caterer.com The hotly contested category also included Billy Boyter, whose Michelin […]

Seafood heaven in St Andrews and Newport

Two amazing North East Fife restaurants have just featured in “The Times” new list of favourite UK seafood haunts. The Seafood Ristorante, stunningly perched overlooking the West Sands at St Andrews, and The Newport, in its equally spectacular position above the River Tay, are two of only three Scottish choices in “Lobster, moules and sunsets:30 […]

Fife Michelin starred chefs compete for top award

Chefs from two famous Michelin-starred restaurants within a few miles of each other in North East Fife are in the running for top awards featuring industry professionals from all over the country. Two of Scotland’s finest, Geoffrey Smeddle of The Peat Inn and The Cellar’s Billy Boyter, have been named as finalists in the prestigious […]

Student bursaries at the St Andrew’s Day Dinner

Chef students from two Fife colleges received bursary awards when the sixth annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner was held at the town’s Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. The professional cookery students from Fife College and the SRUC Hospitality based at Elmwood Campus in Cupar students received their certificates after taking part in a […]

Field to Fork game learning journey for chefs

A special “Field to Fork” learning journey featuring the use of pheasant reared by SRUC Elmwood Campus in Cupar has been held for chefs from in and around St Andrews. The event was a collaboration between Savour St Andrews, SRUC Elmwood Hospitality and Scotland’s Natural Larder, a partnership between the British Association for Shooting and […]

Scotch Lamb PGI learning journey for chefs

  A group of nine chefs from Fife have enjoyed a fascinating day discovering what sets Scotch Lamb PGI apart and how it gets from field to fork. The special learning journey, a joint initiative between Savour St Andrews and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), kicked off a raft of St Andrew’s Day festivities to celebrate […]

Seven great chefs for St Andrew’s Day Dinner

Seven great chefs are joining forces in the kitchen for the St Andrew’s Day Dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on November 30th. The chefs are part of a collaborative “Savour St Andrews” event, run in conjunction with the famous hotel, with part of the proceeds aimed at raising bursary funds […]

The Doll’s House at the Chefs Taster Lunch

Ryan Fowler of the Doll’s House in St Andrews is bringing a range of his cooking skills to “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 […]

Sliders and Stovies from Playfair’s Duncan McLachlan

Duncan McLachlan of Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse in St Andrews is bringing his passion for cooking with Scotch Beef PGI to 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 […]

Scottish Fruit Company at the Chefs Taster Lunch

The Scottish Fruit Company is back at the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch with its delicious cordials. Run by Danya Caceres, the company picks, trades and forages in fields, ancient and modern orchards, gardens and wild places to discover Scotland’s natural fruit. Danya’s Scottish Gooseberry Mint Cordial was recently shortlisted for this November’s Quality […]

Seafood crostini from Jamie Mackinnon at the taster lunch

Jamie Mackinnon of the stunningly located Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews is preparing delicious crostini 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 […]

Zest at the Chefs Taster Lunch

Lisa Cathro of Zest Cafe in St Andrews is bringing her coffee passion to “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 […]

Afternoon Tea taster from Hotel du Vin

Head chef Scott Stewart of Hotel du Vin in St Andrews is creating a novel “afternoon tea” 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 – […]

Tailend salmon at the Chefs Taster Lunch

  Darren Spink of the award winning Tailend in St Andrews has fish on the menu 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 […]

Bon Accord at the Chefs Taster Lunch

  The famous Bon Accord soft drinks company, resurrected two years ago after a sixteen year absence by the great-great granddaughter of the Robb family founder, will be at the 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 […]

Award winning Jannettas at the Chefs Taster Lunch

The famous Jannettas Gelateria in St Andrews will be delighting visitors with some delicious flavours at 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 […]

David Kinnes of Rufflets at the Chefs Taster Lunch

Head chef David Kinnes of Rufflets Country House Hotel has created an amazing falafel 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 Adamson and chef Stewart Macaulay at the taster lunch

The Adamson’s Stewart Macaulay is bringing fabulous food and a tantalising cocktail to 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 […]

Seafood from The Newport’s Jamie Scott at the taster lunch

The Newport’s Jamie Scott, former winner of BBC MasterChef:The Professionals, is bringing fabulous seafood and local vegetables to  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 – […]

Michelin-starred Geoffrey Smeddle at the taster lunch

The Michelin-starred Peat Inn’s Geoffrey Smeddle has worked some more of his famed culinary magic 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 […]

Seafood from chef Ian MacDonald at taster lunch

  The executive chef at St Andrews Links, Ian MacDonald, is bringing East Neuk seafood to the menu 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 […]

Amazing chefs for St Andrew’s Day Dinner

The annual St Andrew’s Day dinner is returning to the town’s Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on November 30th with a showcase of culinary talent and local and Scottish food. Savour St Andrews is bringing together businesses from in and around the town for an event which over the last six years has […]

Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch

Fabulous food produced by various businesses from in and around St Andrews will be on offer during a special extended “Savour St Andrews” lunch early in November. Building on the success of last year’s event, the Chefs Taster Lunch is a finger buffet style journey involving a number of top chefs and acclaimed local establishments. […]

Fife chefs put Scotland on the global culinary stage

Chefs from across Europe have just stepped up to the plate at an event in Prague to compete for the honour of representing their country at the Global Chefs Competition Final in Kula Lumpur in July 2018. The two-man team from Scotland were Robbie Penman(30) from Fife, currently senior chef Peebles Hydro, assisted by Jamie […]

Savour St Andrews launches 2017 events

Top chefs and food and drink businesses from in and around St Andrews are again joining forces for a series of events in November. The activities will culminate in the sixth annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner, providing a wonderful showcase for producers, the hospitality industry and the education sector. Under the banner “Savour St Andrews”, […]

Fisher and Donaldson bread for Swiss sailors

Fife family bakery business Fisher and Donaldson has received many unusual requests over the years, but there has just been a seagoing first for the business. When director Eric Milne picked up the phone at Cupar HQ he was met with a request for “20 pounds of bread” and at first thought he was dealing […]

SCOTTISH FOOD AND DRINK FORTNIGHT LAUNCHED

  Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, the nationwide event which supports, promotes and champions Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it, has been launched at Barras Art and Design (BAaD) and A’Challtainn Restaurant, Glasgow’s exciting new eating, drinking and event venue.This year, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is encouraging the […]

Fabulous Fife and Tayside chefs for Dundee show

A feast of chefs from Fife and Tayside will be featuring in the cookery programme at this weekend’s Dundee Flower and Food Festival in Camperdown Park. Located in the food marquee alongside around 50 trade stands, the demonstration theatre will be running for three days, starting on September 1st. Celebrities Nick Nairn, Tony Singh and […]

St Andrews Brewing Co and PGA Scotland deal

The PGA Scotland is toasting its latest sponsorship with a beer after clinching a deal with the St Andrews Brewing Company. The independent brewer will be the new title sponsor of the remainder of the Order of Merit 36 hole series on this season’s Tartan Tour. The deal sees St Andrews Brewing Company become the official […]

Pittenweem Harbour seafood kiosk reopens for summer

Pittenweem’s popular harbourside fish kiosk is back in operation thanks to public demand. Run by the Pittenweem-based Fishermen’s Mutual Association (FMA), the kiosk will be open seven days a week during August, and is serving daily cooked specials. The project began last summer, and proved popular with locals and visitors. The kiosk is selling a […]

Kingsbarns Releases Two Year Old Spirit Drink

Kingsbarns Distillery has revealed that a 2 Year Old Spirit Drink has been bottled and is available to purchase exclusively at its distillery and visitor centre in Fife’s East Neuk. This is the first release from Kingsbarns to be matured in oak casks, although it cannot be called Scotch whisky as it has not been […]

Cromars friers aim for the top

. Fish friers Craig Hanlon and Iain Ritchie from Cromars Fish & Chip Shop in St Andrews are bidding to become Young Friers of the Year. The two colleagues, who have worked at Cromars, for two years, and eighteen months respectively, have recently entered the contest, which is organised and run by Drywite Products. Established […]

SRUC’s Vicki Munro in CIS Excellence finals

One of Fife’s leading figures in hospitality education has reached the final stages of a prestigious national competition. SRUC Elmwood’s Vicki Munro is one of three finalists in the Hospitality Educator of the Year category in the CIS Excellence Awards 2017. The awards recognise exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in Scottish catering, […]

Darnley’s Gin to Sponsor the Ricoh Women’s British Open

    Darnley’s Gin, one of the pioneers of the UK’s flourishing gin scene, has announced a major new partnership with the Ricoh Women’s British Open. The award-winning brand will become the ‘official gin’ of this year’s championship, which will be played over the iconic Kingsbarns Golf Links from 3-6th August. Darnley’s, soon to be […]

New home in Fife for Darnley’s Gin

  One of the pioneers of the UK’s flourishing gin scene, the award-winning Darnley’s View Gin, has  announced a raft of exciting changes including a new distillery in Fife as part of plans for ambitious growth in 2017. Launched in 2010 by Edinburgh-based Wemyss Malts, the brand has undergone a major refresh, led by a […]

Cupar man Brodie Williams to appear as contestant on BBC MasterChef

This story and photograph are reproduced by courtesy of our regional daily newspaper “The Courier”, whose journalist Michael Alexander caught up with local man Brodie Williams on his quest to become this year’s BBC MasterChef. Pot Noodle, spaghetti  bolognese and baked potatoes might be regarded as the not so-secret ingredients of every student’s cheap lifestyle. […]

Five medals for SRUC Elmwood HND hospitality students

Higher National Diploma Hospitality Students from Elmwood Campus recently won five medals at SCOTHOT – an industry acclaimed Scotland wide hospitality competition. The competition, held in Glasgow’s SEC, is designed to showcase a variety of culinary skills and was judged by the Federation of Chefs. Students from Elmwood competed in a variety of categories including butchery, fish filleting, innovative napkin […]

Young entrepreneur acquires Seafood Restaurant

The iconic glass and steel cube Seafood Restaurant overlooking the stunning West Sands at St Andrews has been acquired by young entrepreneur Stefano Pieraccini. A graduate in marketing and commercial management, 22 year old Stefano will be mentored by his father Adrian. Adrian is a distinguished restaurateur who previously owned the Rocca restaurant in the […]

Local Boy Comes Home For Top Chocolatiers Gathering

World renowned chocolatier and patissier William Curley will soon “come home” to share his knowledge and passion at a special event organised at Fife College by the Scottish Chocolatiers Network. William, originally from Methil, is intensely passionate about his craft and encouraging and mentoring young talent within the industry. He sources only the world’s finest, […]

Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews changes hands

The famous Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, sitting in one of the most stunning locations in Scotland, is changing hands. Opened by Tim Butler 13 years ago, the restaurant overlooking the West Sands is being sold so that Tim can concentrate on his other locally based business, the St Andrews Brewing Company. Tim said that […]