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The most popular Scottish chefs to follow on Twitter

Here's our pick of some of the most popular Scottish chefs on social media for you to follow.

Published: August 26, 2015

With all the hype and success that is currently surrounding the Scottish food and drink scene, there's never been a better time to celebrate Scotland, its produce and the wonderful people who promote it.

Thankfully, in this day and age of the internet it's never been easy to stay in direct contact with the unsung heroes of the food and drink world - the chefs.

These are the guys who slave away day in day out, pursuing their passion for Scottish cuisine and creating masterpieces using the simplest locally sourced ingredients.

To our Scottish chefs we salute you!

With that in mind, here's our pick of some of the best Scottish chefs to follow on social media:

Neil Forbes

Twitter: @chefneilforbes

Neil Forbes during one of his food masterclass workshops. Picture: TSPL

Neil Forbes during one of his food masterclass workshops. Picture: TSPL

Neil is one of Scotland's best known and best loved chefs and can usually be found on television, radio and in print when not running the kitchen at Cafe St Honoré in Edinburgh.

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He regularly features on our site, and his advice and recipes are always worth checking out.

Born into a family of chefs, Neil's passion for food started young and has led to decades of experience in the kitchen. He is now a multi-award winning chef and was Catering in Scotland’s ‘Chef of the Year’ 2014 and the Scottish Restaurant Awards ‘Chef of the Year’ in 2011.

• Neil Forbes’ Perfect Sunday

Fred Berkmiller

Fife restaurant named best in Scotland at 2022 AA Hospitality Awards

Twitter: @fredecosse

Photograph: James Glossop for The Times Fred Berkmiller, chef/ owner at L'Escargot on Broughton Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr Berkmiller uses horse meat routinely in his menu. 16-01-13

Fred Bermiller. Picture: James Glossop

Chef-patron of L’escargot blanc and L’escargot bleu restaurants in Edinburgh, Fred Berkmiller started his hôtellerie apprenticeship in his home town of Tours in the Loire Valley.

Now settled in Scotland, Fred is hugely passionate about cooking the very best Scottish produce with more than a little French inspiration.

Fred's commitment to Scotland's food and drink has led him on adventures up and down the country in a bid to source and support the very best local producers he can find, as he champions Scottish food and drink in all its forms.

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• Fred Berkmiller recipe: Scallop and salted cod ecossaise

Tom Kitchin 

Twitter: @TomKitchin

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Tom Kitchin, is chef and owner of restaurant The Kitchin, where he became the youngest winner of a Michelin star.

He has a hugely impressive culinary CV that extends from early training at the Gleneagles Hotel to experience garnered from some of the world’s most renowned chefs and restaurants, including Pierre Koffmann and the 3-star La Tante Claire restaurant in London, 3-star Michelin restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris and Alain Ducasse's 3-star Michelin Le Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo.

He is a regular contributor to both our site and our print editions, and we regularly feature his wonderful recipes.

• Tom Kitchin recipe: Scottish grouse with pumpkin, artichokes and beetroot

Andrew Fairlie

Twitter @AndrewFairlie1

Chef Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel. Picture: Robert Perry

Chef Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel. Picture: Robert Perry

Patron of the eponymous Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, an independent restaurant within the Gleneagles Hotel and Resort, in Auchterarder, Perthshire. Andrew Fairlie is one of Scotland's most highly rated chefs.

Aged just 20 he trained under  legendary chef Michel Guerard at Les Prés d'Eugénie in Gascony before working in several Parisian restaurants. He returned home to Scotland and settled in Perthsire.

Since then his restaurant has become one of only eleven restaurants in the UK to be awarded two Michelin stars and he himself was voted AA Chef's Chef of the Year in 2006.

Gordon Ramsay 

Twitter:  @GordonRamsay

Gordon Ramsay. Picture: Wikimedia

Gordon Ramsay. Picture: Wikimedia

Gordon Ramsay is without a doubt the most famous Scottish chef on this list. Following several successful restaurant ventures, chef Ramsay gained fame through his numerous television shows including Hell's Kitchen and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, both of which have successfully been exported to the US.
With over 2.5 million followers he's also the most followed chef on this list.
Twitter: @Continibites
Chef Carina Contini. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Chef Carina Contini. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ok, so technically she is only one half of Continibites on Twitter (the other half being husband Victor)  but we are huge fans of Carina's work and had to include her.
Critically acclaimed chef Carina opened her first restaurant in Edinburgh back in 1996 and in recognition of her achievements and support for local, seasonal cuisine, Slow Food Chefs Alliance invited Carina to join as its first female chef in January 2012.
Tony Singh
Twitter: @McTSingh
Tony Singh. Picture: PA

Tony Singh. Picture: PA

Hugely popular chef Tony Singh is one of the Scottish food and drink scene's best loved characters. Combining his Sikh heritage, with his Edinburgh up-bringing and travels around the globe, Tony continues to innovate and create wonderfully unique dishes.
He has recently continued his work as TV and radio presenter as well as running a successful pop up restaurant during the Edinburgh Festival.
Mark Greenaway
Twitter: @markgreenaway
Mark Greenaway. Picture: TSPL

Mark Greenaway. Picture: TSPL

Having gained valuable experience working in several of Australia's top restaurants, Mark Greenaway returned to Scotland to work in several eateries across the country before settling in the capital to open Restaurant Mark Greenaway.

He was the only Scottish chef to be newly awarded 3 AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine in 2012 and has also been recommended in the Michelin Guide 2015 and Good Food Guide 2015.

Mark Greenaway video recipe: Venison Carpaccio and Tomato Tartare

 Nick Nairn 
Twitter: @NickNairn
Nick Nairn. Picture: TSPL

Nick Nairn. Picture: TSPL

The original celebrity chef in Scotland, Nick Nairn is a self taught Michelin star winning chef who has hosted several TV programmes and cooked for the Queen.

He has opened two cookery schools, one in Port of Menteith and one in Aberdeen, and has just finished filming a third series of the hit TV show Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip.

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