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Winner of the North East of Scotland Chef of the Year 2024 was Andrew Clark, Entier Ltd


Menu consisted of:


Vegan Amuse Bouche

Cashew Cream & Miso Filled Vegan Pasta with Peas, Broad Bean, Tomato and Mint


Beef Fat Salmon, Crab, Pickled Vegetables and White Wine Sauce


Lamb Loin, Crispy Glazed Tongue, Lamb Fat Potato Rosti, Tender stem, Goats Curd and Spiced Hazelnut


Glazed Raspberry Bergamot Mousse, Salted Caramel Chocolate Fondant Tart, Toasted Almond Ice cream




Winner of the North East of Scotland Young Chef of the Year 2024 was Oliver Redgwell-Welch of Entier Ltd


Menu consisted of:


Pan fried turbot with salmon roe butter sauce, cauliflower puree, dill pickled cucumber and Romanesco florets garnished with sea purslane and garlic flours


Walnut and black sesame crusted lamb loin served with fondant potato, asparagus, seasonal mushrooms, wilted wild garlic, tomato and lamb sauce and garlic emulsion garnished with alyssum flowers


Malt pastry tart with brown butter sponge and rhubarb, glazed with whisky salted caramel then topped with puffed quinoa, candied pistachios and raspberry and lemon jelly, served with vanilla ice cream and rhubarb compote garnished with lemon balm


Winner of the North East of Scotland Seafood Chef of the Year 2024 was Rita Njeru, Falls of Feugh Restaurant, Banchory.

Menu consisted of:


Starter of Ravioli; North Sea Hake, Johnshaven Crab, Poached Langoustine, Wild Garlic, and Goerdie’s Courgette


Main - Salmon Florentine; Salmon, Spinach & Arran Cheddar, Nutty Caraway Cabbage and Pancetta, Lobster Croquette, Grapefruit & Vanilla Sauce



Senior Chef of the Year

Ross Boyd, Amuse

Stephen Castle, Braided Fig
Andrew Clark, Entier

Callum Davidson, Saplinbrae Hotel

Kyle Jackson, The Albyn

Sam Jackson, The Albyn

Neil Robertson, Fife Arms Braemar


Young Chef

Annemiek Daggert - Glenfiddich Distillery

Dean Davidson – Entier

Jay Dickson, Kildrummy Inn

Dylan Duncan – Tarragon

Cole Flockhart - Mara Wine Bar

Kyle Grant, Fourmile House

Ellie Gray Chester Hotel

Alan Hincenbergs, Raemoir House

Pheobe Lawson, Amuse

Oliver Redgwell-Welch, Entier

Grady Reid, Tarragon

Samuel Robertson, Saplinbrae

Nicol Smith, Newburgh Inn

Luke Wraight, Meldrum House


Seafood Chef of the Year
Ross Boyd, Amuse

Glen Christie, Entier

Ziggy Danelius, Bistro Verde

Alex Dando, Atrium

Grant Eden, The Royal and Northern University Club

Rita Njeru, The Falls of Feugh Restaurant

Connor Robb, Café 83

Kayne Smith, Newmachar Hotel

Restaurant of the Year - Finalists
Amuse (Kevin Dalgleish)

Kildrummy Inn (David Littlewood)
Tarragon (Graham Mitchell)
The Tolbooth Restaurant (Paul Mair)

Casual Dining of the Year - Finalists
Cove Bay Hotel, owner Guy Craig
Braided Fig, Chef Proprietor Steven Castle
Mara, chef proprietor Ross Cochrane

The Atrium, Head Chef Alex Dando



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