For one Dumfries based Chef it’s getting hot in the kitchen as he has been named one of the finalists for the title of Young National Chef of the Year.
The Globe Inn’s Fraser Cameron is one of only 2 Scottish based finalists in this year’s shortlist.
Fraser, senior sous chef at The Globe Inn said “To be named in the final 10 of the Young National Chef of the Year, is truly amazing. I’ve been in the kitchen all my life and there truly is nowhere else I would rather be. The experience that I’ve gained since joining the team at The Globe Inn has allowed me to push myself in a way that I would never have imagined possible. The support that I have received from Executive Chef, Jonathan Brett, and the whole culinary team has been amazing. Just to be part of it is a dream come true.”
Executive Chef, Jonathan Brett was on hand as Fraser received his official finalist’s jacket.
“It’s amazing to see the journey that Fraser has been on since I first met him as a 14-year-old, to be named Young Scottish Chef of The Year for 2021 and now to make the finals of this just shows what a true asset to The Globe and the South of Scotland he is. He’s worked hard and developed his skills, over the past few years and Fraser is one of the reasons The Globe Inn is making a name for itself in the culinary world. But the hard work really cranks up now as he gets ready for the final.”
The final will take place at Le Cordon Bleu London on the 19th of September, the chefs will create an egg starter which includes at least three or more of the following Future 50 foods; pumpkin, heritage root vegetables, watercress, beans, pulses, cereals or grains.
For the main course, the chefs have been asked to create a Provencal inspired dish using a choice of Norwegian haddock or cod fillet. The finalists will then serve up a modern interpretation of a classic puff pastry dessert using a homemade puff pastry.
Chair of judges for this competition and executive chef at Northcote, Lisa Goodwin-Allen said: “Whilst looking through all the menus with my fellow judges, we could really see how seriously these chefs are taking the competition.
“It’s a title every young chef is hungry for, and I love how they have thrown themselves into the brief I set and each one has added their own personal style to it.”
Organiser of Young National Chef of the Year and food innovation & sustainability director, Sodexo UK and Ireland, David Mulcahy added: “With the industry still facing so many challenges in attracting young talent it’s vital we continue to celebrate and champion young chefs.
“I want to thank not only the young chefs who have taken the time to create their menus but also their senior chefs who have given them time away from their day job to work on dishes and practice. It’s so important that across the UK we create inspiring kitchens that attract ambitious and talented young chefs. With such an impressive line-up, we’re in for an exciting final once again.”
Experience Fraser’s culinary skills by booking your meal at The Globe Inn by calling 01387 323010 or by booking on-line at www.globeinndumfries.co.uk