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Five north-east master chefs head to Luxembourg as part of the Scottish Culinary World Cup squad

By David Porter

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A squad of 11 of Scotland’s top chefs are set to compete at the Culinary World Cup 2022 in Luxembourg, including five from the north-east.

The Scottish Culinary national team, which is managed by Scottish Chefs, will be competing in the competition from November 26-30

The Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup is one of the largest and most important cooking competitions in the world, honouring the excellence and innovation of almost a thousand chefs and dozens of teams from around the world.

Scotland is currently ranked 13th in the world following a highly successful Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart in 2020.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said: “The Scottish Culinary Team plays a vital role in the promotion of our national produce and raising awareness of Scotland as a leading food producer.

“As we head in to one of the most important weeks in the food and drink calendar with the upcoming Royal Highland Show, I am pleased to announce support for the national team at the Culinary World Cup, which provides an excellent opportunity to enhance Scotland’s food and drink reputation.

“I would like to thank Scottish Chefs for their work in training and nurturing the incredible talent we have in this country and wish the team the very best for the competition.”

Graham Mitchell of the Newmachar Hotel makes the natioanl line-up
Graham Mitchell of the Newmachar Hotel makes the natioanl line-up

Captain of the Scottish Culinary Team and Worldchefs Global Chef finalist, Orry Shand (Entier Services, Aberdeen), said: “The support that we have received from the Scottish Government through a grant award of £20,000 will greatly assist our challenge in Luxembourg at the Culinary World Cup competing against the world's leading culinary nations.

“We can now focus on ensuring Scotland's high world ranking can be maintained and set the standard for our next generation of chefs.”

Scotland will prepare and present a Scottish Menu for 110 guests in the Restaurant of Nations and also present a Buffet for 12 covers in the Chefs Table. The menu for both elements will be composed of produce from Scotland and showcase our world famous lamb, fish and shell fish.

Scottish Culinary Team 2022

Orry Shand, Entier Services, Aberdeen.

Craig Palmer, Entier Services Aberdeen.

Fraser Cameron, The Globe Inn, Aberdeen.

Rory Taylor, Entier Services , Aberdeen.

Graham Mitchell, Newmacher Hotel, Aberdeenshire.

Jamie MacKinnon, Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews.

Francaine Tartari, Martin Wishart at Cameron House.

Haley McCook City of Glasgow College.

David Miller, Jupitar Artland, Bonnington House Nr Edinburgh.

Darren Seggie, City of Glasgow College.

Kevin MacGillivary, Velvet Cuisine.

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