Q&A with Christopher Trotter, Fife Food Ambassador
Christopher Trotter is a professional chef and food writer and who has over the years run businesses from hotels and restaurant to Scotland’s Larder a unique food destination celebrating Scottish food with a shop restaurant and education element.
Christopher has developed a unique team building strategy using food and cooking to get the best out of business groups. There are several levels of access to this concept and one is working with Stephen Spencer on a collaboration called Ingredients for Success.
Christopher will be in the Chef’s Demo Theatre cooking with Lamb from Ardross Farm! We caught up with him to find out a little more about his journey to date. Christopher Trotter answers the Citylicious’ Quick Fire Questions.
Why a chef?
Love of food and cooking
Who was your mentor?
Jacques Eza maitre – Chef des Cuisines at the Savoy hotel London
The Savoy London
The Connaught London
Switzerland – Restaurant “Anthon” Alsace France
Mallory Court Warwickshire – Head Chef (Michelin Star)
Portsonachan Hotel – Chef/Manager
Where I discovered that Scottish food in season is the best
Scotland’s larder owner
Too many to mention but here goes
Jeff Reade Isle of Mull Cheese
Barry Graham Locharthur Creamery
Bruce Bennett Pillars of Hercules Falkland
Living and working in Scotland
Not Living and working in Scotland
The Peat Inn
What’s your style?
Fresh seasonal local
Italy – in the veg tomato and olive season
He reminded the Scots that they have the best produce in the world (even if they didn’t eat it)
Christopher Trotter, Fife Food Ambassador: http://www.fifefoodambassador.co.uk
Crail Food Festival: www.crailfoodfest.co.uk