Fisher and Donaldson at the Chefs Taster Lunch
Bakers Fisher and Donaldson will be providing treats including their famous fudge doughnuts for the Savour St Andrews Chefs Taster Lunch, which is being held in association with the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa.
The event is taking place on Sunday November 3 in the hotel’s Hall of Champions (12-3pm), with around 20 businesses taking part.
Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, Fisher and Donaldson 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 is also a shop, cafe and chocolaterie.
Visitors to the taster 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, Tailend, Macdonald Rusacks (St Andrews Surf and Turf), 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.