Celebrity Chefs


James Martin


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Taste of Grampian will be bigger and better than ever before thanks to the announcement that James Martin will be the headline celebrity chef.

James made a great impact with his television debut in November 1996 and has rarely been off screen since.  His last visit to the Taste of Grampian was in 2001 and he’s really looking forward to heading back.  He’ll be showcasing what he does best with a host of new recipes using fresh, local Grampian ingredients.


Lady Claire Macdonald OBE

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Lady Claire Macdonald OBE– owner of Michelin starred Kinloch Lodge Hotel of the Isle of Skye and a very well know chef in her own right.  She has written several cookery books and contributed to many food magazines over the years as well as being a hugely popular cookery demonstrator.


Brian McLeish

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Brian McLeish is head chef at the Moonfish Café in Aberdeen, he burst into the media spotlight when he starred in Masterchef: The Professionals, finishing as runner up, after earning lavish praise for his exquisite dishes.  He is very much self-taught, an individual who trusts his instincts and ability to create delicious recipes.

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