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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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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 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. […]

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, 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 […]

Top Fife chef Jamie Scott in national final

Acclaimed Fife chef Jamie Scott has reached the final of the Scottish Chef of the Year 2017 competition. Jamie, a former BBC MasterChef:The Professionals winner, will join the other finalists at ScotHot in Glasgow on March 16. The winner of the completion organised by the Federation of Chefs Scotland, and sponsored by Brakes, will be […]

New “19th Hole” summer tour at Kingsbarns Distillery

“FROM DREAM TO DRAM“ KINGSBARNS DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR FOR 2017  As the summer months approach, Kingsbarns Distillery near St Andrews is delighted to unveil details of an addition to its tour programme for 2017: the 19th Hole Tour.   The opening hours for the Visitor Centre have been extended between May and September, still […]

Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards recognise those businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. Applications for members of SF&D and RHASS are £25+VAT and £45+VAT for non-members per entry, there is no limit to the number of categories or products businesses can enter. Support for […]

SRUC Elmwood Campus hospitality team opening evening

SRUC Elmwood Campus is holding an open evening for anyone interested in developing a career in the hospitality business, or adding to existing qualifications. The team of chef lecturers is always on the lookout for new talent, and teaches students to award winning levels in the college kitchen and training restaurant. The event takes place […]

“From dream to dram” -New Kingsbarns appointment

  KINGSBARNS DISTILLERY WELCOMES NEW VISITOR CENTRE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to welcome Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager.   Scott joined his local Distillery at the end of last year and is enjoying the getting to know his new team and making plans for the coming months.  Scott […]

St Andrew’s Day Dinner team

What a squad! The end of a fabulous St Andrew’s Day Dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Seen in the photograph are the participating chefs and their back-up teams including – the Old Course Hotel’s Martin Hollis, Geoffrey Smeddle from the Michelin-starred Peat Inn, executive chef Frank Trepesch from five star […]

Savour St Andrews student bursaries awarded

      Professional cookery students from two Fife colleges have been awarded special “Savour St Andrews” bursaries which can be used to help boost their careers in the hospitality industry. The awards, worth £500 to each college, were handed over at the end of the annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner, which was held at […]

Savour St Andrews student bursaries

  Professional cookery students from two Fife colleges are being offered a career enhancing opportunity through newly created “Savour St Andrews” bursaries. The awards, open to professional cookery students at Fife College and the SRUC Elmwood campus, will be presented at the St Andrew’s Day dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa […]

East Neuk langoustines for special dinner

St Andrews Links chefs Ian MacDonald and Sharon Munro have just paid an early morning visit to Pittenweem fish market to check out the newly landed catch of langoustines. The pair met up before dawn with Fishermen’s Mutual Association manager Tom Mackenzie in preparation for the spectacular seafood starter Ian is preparing for this year’s […]

Zest’s superb coffees for Chefs Taster Lunch

Coffee aficionado Lisa Cathro of Zest will be providing an ideal finish to for visitors to the November 6th Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Lisa said that she will be serving specialty grade single origin coffees that are sustainably sourced and expertly prepared to showcase the flavours unique […]

Fisher and Donaldson at the Chefs Taster Lunch

    Famous local bakery business Fisher and Donaldson is providing some firm favourites for the Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on November 6th. Legendary mini fudge doughnuts, mini coffee towers, and shortbread will be featuring at the event. The innovative taster lunch offers tickets for just £5 […]

Forgan’s canapes for Chefs Taster Lunch

Forgan’s head chef Steven Maxwell will be taking part in the November 6th Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Steven is creating a trio of canapés – Smoked Salmon Tartare, a Goats Cheese canape and a Deli Meat Stack. The innovative taster lunch offers tickets for just £5 which […]

Sweet and savoury from the Adamson

Stewart Macaulay of the award-winning two AA Rosette Adamson Restaurant will be creating delicious desserts and a savoury taster for the November 6th Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. The innovative taster lunch offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to purchase three of the dishes on […]

Old Course Hotel’s Martin Hollis cooks pork

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa executive chef Martin Hollis will be creating two dishes using Quality Meat Scotland Specially Selected Pork for the Taster Lunch at the hotel on November 6th. Martin’s tasters will be pork fillet with Stornaway black pudding, wrapped in pastry with a sage and apple sauce, and a pork […]

“Mocktails” from the Scottish Fruit Company

The Scottish Fruit Company, run by Danya Caceres, is taking part in the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday November 6th. The company picks, trades and forages in fields, ancient and modern orchards, gardens and wild places to discover Scotland’s natural fruit. From medieval […]

Game taster from Geoffrey Smeddle

Michelin starred chef Geoffrey Smeddle will be serving up East Neuk wood pigeon as he takes part in the Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday. The Nov 6th event will feature a range of top chefs from around the area. Geoffrey, chef/patron at the acclaimed Peat Inn Restaurant […]

Fabulous seafood for Chefs Taster Lunch

            St Andrews Links executive chef Ian MacDonald has come up with a stunning seafood treat for the Chefs Taster Lunch at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday. The November 6th event, organised by Savour St Andrews, will feature an amazing range of top chefs from […]

Cullen Skink for Chefs Taster Lunch

The Seafood Restaurant overlooking the famous West Sands is preparing a real Scottish treat for its contribution to the Chefs Taster Lunch on Sunday November 6. Visitors to the event at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa will be able to enjoy Fife Cullen Skink, with local knobbly potatoes and North Sea haddock […]

Jannettas Sundaes at Chefs Taster Lunch

                      Jannettas Gelateria, one of the businesses taking part in the “Savour St Andrews” Chefs Taster lunch on November 6, will be tempting visitors with four different sundaes. The St Andrews business will incorporate the use of locally grown berries (Pittormie), in season pomegranate, homemade […]

Local beef for Playfair’s taster dish

      Playfair’s Restaurant and Steakhouse head chef Duncan McLachlan has come up with a truly locally based meat dish for his contribution to a special lunch in St Andrews next week. Duncan is working with old school friend and local farmer Matthew Waldie – who specialises in the less common Belted Galloway beef – on […]

Chefs Taster Lunch – try something different!

  Visitors will be able to eat their way around fabulous treats produced by various St Andrews businesses during a special extended lunch session at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. Our Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch will allow people to eat and spend as much or as little as they like […]


Savour St Andrews bursaries

Professional cookery students from two Fife colleges are to be offered a career enhancing opportunity through newly created “Savour St Andrews” bursaries. The awards, open to professional cookery students at Fife College and the SRUC Elmwood campus, will be presented at the St Andrew’s Day dinner at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. […]