The Culinary World Cup Luxembourg 2018 recently saw a team of twelve culinary professionals from across Scotland achieve their goal of bringing back a medal by achieving Silver in the hot kitchen, in a cook-off with 30 other national culinary teams.
Led by culinary team director and World Chefs judge, Kevin MacGillivray, this ambitious and talented group of young chefs hail from a range of hotels and restaurants across Scotland.
- Robbie Penman, St Andrews Links Trust;
- Orry Shand, Entier
- Jamie MacKinnon, The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews
- Craig Palmer, Entier
- Andrew Mackay, Trump Turnberry
- Rory Taylor, Entier
- Graham Mitchell, Trump Aberdeen
- Shona Sutherland, Taystful, Blairgowrie
- Beth Davies, Gleneagles Hotel
- Errin Sweeny, City of Glasgow College
Shona gained a Bronze medal in an individual entry with her stunning chocolate show piece, her first time competing in a global competition.
Scotland Culinary team director and World Chefs judge Kevin McGillivray, said:
“I’m incredibly proud of the preparation, hard work and final performance of every member of the team – it was a fantastic effort for such a young group to compete on the world stage. Only their second major competition, this exceptional result will undoubtedly help their development and understanding of what is involved for the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart February 2020.
“They’ve been fortunate to have such fantastic quality Scottish produce to work with including Scotch Beef PGI; Albert Bartlett potatoes; hand-dived king scallops and razor clams from Sound of Gigha. Loch Fyne Sea Farms drove the day before the competition to Luxembourg to ensure the freshness and quality of product.
“All of this could not have been possible without the ongoing generous support from our key sponsors including Scotland Food & Drink; Quality Meat Scotland; Seafood Scotland; Albert Bartlett; Loch Fyne Sea Farms; HIT Scotland also our Fab 50 supporters.”
James Withers, chief executive, Scotland Food & Drink, said:
“We are very proud to support the Scottish Culinary Team, and greatly admire their achievements at this coveted, global competition. To win a Silver medal is no mean feat and demonstrates the talent and determination of these exceptional young chefs. They are outstanding ambassadors for Scotland’s food, drink and hospitality sectors. Their winning dishes reflected the quality produce that the country is famous for, and to show this to the world at this major event will only add to our reputation as a Land of Food and Drink”.
In 2019 Scottish Chefs have entered Jamie MacKinnon into the Global Chef Junior competition to compete in Rimini Italy in February with a chance to go to the finals in St Petersburg at the World Chefs Congress in July 2020.