New food festival to play host to MasterChef Professionals winner next month

A brand new food and drink festival - FoodFest@Ingliston - is coming to the Ingliston Country Club and hotel in September.

Published 19th Aug 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

On Sunday 29 - Monday 30 September from 10.30am until 6pm, foodies can look forward to a new food festival with chef demonstrations from MasterChef the Professionals winner Gary Maclean as well as head chef of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Stephen McLaughlin.

Visitors can indulge in food and drink stalls including a champagne bar, live music, whisky tastings and food masterclasses for the kids.

 Paul FraserIngliston Country Club & Hotel Owner, said: “FoodFest@Ingliston will give people a taster of the best food and drink Scotland has to offer.

"Not only will visitors have the opportunity to see two of the nation’s top chefs showcasing their culinary skills, they can indulge in our food & drink stalls, live music, whisky tastings and gin mixology masterclasses.

 And the foodie fun doesn’t end there as Stephen McLaughlin and Gary Maclean will also be on hand to help discover Scotland’s next Mini Master Chef.

 Gary Maclean said: "I am thrilled to be attending Ingliston Country Club & Hotel's first ever FoodFest@Ingliston event, you will be able to catch me on the Monday demonstrating some of my favourite dishes live on stage. 

"A highlight for me will be getting to see the finalists of The Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Soup Chef of the Year Competition cook-off. I can't wait to see what concoctions the entrants come up with!"

FoodFest@Ingliston are welcoming children from across Scotland aged between 8 and 12 years of age to enter The Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Soup Chef of the Year Competition, with the winner being selected by judging panel at FoodFest.

Hosted by George Mcivor Chairman of The Master Chefs of Great Britain, four finalists will have the chance to cook live on stage across the Sunday and Monday.

The winner will receive a Master Chefs of Great Britain certificate and plaque and their soup will be featured on Ingliston Country Clubs Palomino's restaurant menu as a special.  Entries must be submitted by Friday 13 September 2019.

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George McIvor, Chairman of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, commented: "We are delighted to be supporting this competition. 

"Providing education about produce, healthy eating and the joy of cooking using seasonal produce and British ingredients is a key objective of our association. 

"We are pleased to work with schools, colleges and run competitions such as our own Young Master Chef of the Year and this, the Ingliston Soup Chef of the Year."

What to expect at FoodFest@Ingliston

-      Live food demonstrations from top-class chefs 

-      The Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Soup Chef of the Year competition LIVE

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-      Children’s Cake Decorating 

-      Farmers Market 

-      Street Food

-      Live Music 

-      Champagne Bar 

Ubiquitous Chip announce Christmas food and drink menu - including festive cocktails and cosy roof terrace

-      Whisky Tastings 

-      Gin mixology masterclasses 


Tickets are priced at just £5 each for adults and £2 for children (under 2’s go free). Entry includes access to all live demonstrations.  

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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