We showcased 13 chefs across two days in 2018 in our Live Cookery Theatre. Programme updates for the 9th Annual Crail Food Festival will appear early 2019, but in the meantime look back at the faces which appeared in June 2018.
Crail Community Hall
Saturday 9th June
Sunday 10th June
Updates spring 2019
Updates spring 2019
Dr Peggy Brunache is a Culinary Consultant and Food Historian, and the woman behind Southern Fried Festival, Perth.
MasterChef the Professionals 2014 winner Jamie Scott opened his first restaurant, The Newport, in February 2016.
Chef Proprietor Justin Maule started cooking at a young age inspired by his father. In 2011 he began his bespoke catering company with his wife.
Martin is the executive chef at the five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. He manages a brigade of chefs and oversees all menu planning for the resort.
Scott Smith, a former protégé of Geoffrey Smeddle, owner of the The Peat Inn which holds a Michelin star, is the former chef patron of Norn.
Geoffrey has been chef proprietor at The Peat Inn for ten years earning a Michelin-star six years ago. Geoffrey has also been sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for cooking as a columnist for the Scottish Herald since 2004.
Owen married into 4th Generation family run Jannettas Gelateria 22 years ago. Having a wealth of experience in hospitality both in UK and abroad, he honed his expertise, leading Jannettas to be crowned by the nation the Best Gelateria 2014.
Ian Baker set up Sacred Grounds Coffee with his sister Kathryn Baker and roaster Jamie Simpson in 2015 in Arbroath, making them Angus’s only roastery.
Wullie Balfour worked as a chef in Britain and internationally before deciding to give something back to the sector by becoming a chef lecturer at SRUC Elmwood.
A cook and chef for over 20 yrs, Jenny trained at the renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine, London. She practiced her art working as a private cook in Scotland, France, Canada and The United States.
Graham started his career washing pots in a local hotel where he caught the kitchen bug for cooking. Now he is Head Chef for the Apex Hotel Group.
Robbie Penman is Executive Chef at Balbirnie House Hotel and Team Manager of the Scottish Culinary Team.
The restaurant offers contemporary, relaxed dining in St Andrews with great atmosphere which has attracted local residents, students, golfers and visitors to the town.