St Andrews Links at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Head of Catering Sharon Munro and her team will be preparing a seafood dish – lobster macaroni – for the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch, which is being held in association with the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa next month.
The event is taking place on Sunday November 3 in the Old Course Hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Sharon Munro is the head of catering for the St Andrews Links Trust, prior to that she had been the head chef at the “Links” for the past 9 years. Sharon is responsible for all the food offerings across the St Andrews Links Trust properties, as well as having to manage 35 members of her team. She joined the links after working at Balbirnie House Hotel, where she rose from demi chef de partie to junior sous chef in four and a half years. Sharon trained at Carnegie College (now part of Fife College) in Dunfermline.
Visitors to the lunch will be able to taste a variety of dishes, see the chefs at work, ask questions and hear about ingredients and techniques.
The innovative event offers tickets for just £5 which can be used to try three dishes. There will also be samples of artisan soft drinks and speciality coffees. Tickets can be purchased at the door, booking isn’t necessary and entry is free. Children under 12 will be given free tickets for three dishes.
Part of the proceeds will go towards bursaries for hospitality students at SRUC Elmwood Campus and Fife College.
Among those taking part will be the Old Course Hotel itself, St Andrews Links, The Adamson, The Peat Inn, The Seafood Ristorante, Playfair’s Restaurant, Zest, Forgan’s, Mitchells St Andrews, Rocca Deli, the Golf Inn, Fisher and Donaldson, Rufflets Country House Hotel, Tailend, Macdonald Rusacks (St Andrews Surf andTurf), Hotel du Vin St Andrews, St Andrews Brewing Co, Hams Hame, Rogue, The Doll’s House, SRUC Elmwood and Bon Accord.
There will also be music from the popular University of St Andrews student-based A Cappella group The Accidentals.