St Andrews chef Joe Reddie has been named Scotch Beef Scottish Young Chef of the Year after winning a cook-off held during ScotHot, Scotland’s largest food, drink, hospitality and tourism show.
Asked to produce a three-course meal of his choice, plus one amuse bouche, for four covers, Joe served: Jerusalem artichoke soup; curry oil and crispy artichoke for the amuse bouche; fillet of halibut, seaweed butter, langoustine tart and broccoli for the starter; loin of Scotch Lamb PGI with carrot and apricot puree and spiced onion sauce for the main; and chocolate mousse, sea buckthorn, sponge and creme fraiche for dessert.
“I was up against some really stiff competition and I couldn’t have done it without the support from everyone who was cheering me on,” he said, adding special thanks to his colleagues at St Andrews Links Trust.
Joe’s prize is a two-day work and training session with Cyrus Todiwala, one of the UK’s most renowned chefs.
Training will take place at Cyrus’ top London restaurant Cafe Spice Namaste. Joe also received a £100 voucher to spend in a Scotch Beef Club restaurant of his choice.