Glen Dye launches chef residencies

The popular Aberdeenshire estate is opening its doors to chefs and inviting budding cooks along for a foodie staycation.

Published 18th Nov 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

The team at Glen Dye have invited a number of city-based chefs to join them in the glen for a few weeks of great food and drink.

They have challenged them to cook over the fire, forage for seasonal ingredients and find new perspectives on their food as they cook in new surroundings at the heart of the 15,000-acre private estate.

The chefs will host supper clubs and food demos in The Byre and Garden Camp. There will be hiking, campfires, wild swimming, dog walking and stargazing, and guests will learn in the company of the experts.

What chefs are attending and when?

The chefs residencies are taking place over November and December 2021 and include:

Pippa Middlehurst

18th and 20th November

Pippa is a cancer research scientist turned cook, best known for her noodle-based dishes.

She has been learning about East and South-East Asian cookery for over 15 years and has just launched her second cookbook, Bowls and Broths.

Whyte Rushen

25th and 27th November

Formerly of Brat, Scully St James and Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, he is now the much-hyped underground chef behind the sell-out Whyte Rushen Burger.

He is influenced by chicken shops and off-licences just as much as his Michelin starred background.

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Ixta Belfrage

2nd and 3rd December

Ixta is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Flavour, which she co-wrote with Ottolenghi.

She taught herself to cook by absorbing food traditions and flavours from Italy to Brazil. Code Hospitality named her one of the most influential women in food.

Joe Woodhouse

9th and 11th December

Inspired by seasonality and good ingredients, Joe is a trained restaurant chef turned food and travel photographer.

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A vegetarian since he was 10-years old, he has developed a deep understanding of flavoursome vegetable cookery.

How to book

Tickets are from £45 or free for guests who are staying at Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages. To find out more, visit the Glen Dye website.

Glen Dye consists of a handful of holiday cottages, many with outdoor, wood-fired hot tubs and one with its own private cabin.

They have also converted the old estate Saw Mill into a 'private outdoors paradise'; here you’ll find a 1955 Airstream with a giant bed, a fully restored foresters’ kitchen and sitting room, an outdoor shower and a wood-fired hot tub.

Exploration is the name of the game with 15,000 acres of land to discover, plus there's a BYOB pub with log fire and record player, a custom-built sauna and a vegetable garden.

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