Top Fife chef Jamie Scott in national final

Pic Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk Scottish Masterchef the professionals winner Jamie Scott is opening a his own restaurant in Newport on Tay early next year. The Newport has stunning views over the Tay river to Dundee sitting almost opposite the site of the new V&A Dundee. The building as been restored and modernised and already hosts an art gallery but still requires a kitchen which Jamie has been helping design. See story Alan Wilson, Kingdom News Agency, 07855 235839

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 announced after a challenging  cook-off.

After winning the prestigious MasterChef title under the eagle eyes of Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace, Jamie went on to open his own restaurant  – The Newport –  in a spectacular location overlooking the River Tay. He is about to celebrate his first year of highly successful operation.

The Scottish Chef of the Year is the ultimate individual craft based competition in Scotland, and federation president  Ian MacDonald said yesterday that he is looking forward to a “cracking final”.

Ian, who is the executive chef at St Andrews Links Trust, that the competition is open to Scottish chefs who can be based anywhere in the UK, and that the standard of entries had been very high.

“At ScotHot the chefs will have three and a half hours to cook a four course menu for four people. We are really looking forward to a cracking ” said Ian.

The finalists are:
Orry Shand, The Chester Hotel
David Mathieson Entier Ltd
Craig Gibb @TheOrdeFoodcompany
Calum Cousins @Lochlomondgolfclub
Lorna McNee Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Darren Seggie @Cofgcollege
Colin Lyall Tor Na Coil, Banchory
Jamie Scott The Newport Restaurant

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