A unique student led food festival which is supported by a string of award winning chefs is set to be the date in Scotland’s culinary diary.
A collaboration between Queen Margaret University and Jewel & Esk College, FEAST 2011 is supported by an impressive line up of culinary experts including Tom Kitchin (The Kitchin in Leith) and Derek Johnston (Masterchef 2008 and chef at Greywalls, East Lothian).
Part-funded by EventScotland through their Food and Drink funding programme, FEAST 2011 begins with a unique dinner on the evening of Friday 1st April, at Queen Margaret University with the legendary Albert Roux OBE as guest of honour. Serious foodies are in for a real treat; Trevor Laffin, lecturer in hospitality at Queen Margaret University, has pulled together an impressive line up of developing talent from some of Scotland’s top kitchens. Young chefs who work alongside Martin Wishart, Tom Kitchin, Dominic Jack and Malcolm Webster will each prepare canapés, a starter, fish dish, main meal or dessert.
Trevor Laffin explained: “Guests will have the rare opportunity of having each dish from their meal prepared by a different young chef from these top restaurants. We are also delighted that Albert Roux has agreed to be our guest of honour. Many of the world’s top chefs have trained with Albert Roux. It will be a privilege to hear him talk and for the young chefs to prepare their own dishes for him. This is a one-off event that people who are enthusiastic about food will not want to miss.”