The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced MasterChef: The Professionals champion and Scotland’s first National Chef Gary Maclean as Food Ambassador.
Gary, who has taught at City of Glasgow College for more than 17 years, and is known as ‘MacChef’ to his students, will act as Food Ambassador for SSC championing its values of pride, passion and provenance and its focus on health and wellbeing.
The Company has a long-standing relationship with Gary, having previously worked on recipe development alongside other staff and students at City of Glasgow College. In his new role with SSC, Gary will continue creating new and exciting recipes using the finest sea loch fresh Scottish salmon, as well as educating and inspiring fellow chefs and people across Scotland to use salmon when cooking. All of the recipes created with the MasterChef: The Professionals winner, plus nutrition and cooking tips, will be available on the new look SSC website.
Gary said: “As a chef born and bred in Scotland, it is fantastic to be working with The Scottish Salmon Company. I’m passionate about cooking with local produce from the great Scottish larder, especially salmon, and I’m looking forward to developing some exciting new recipes.
“I had a great time visiting the Portavadie marine site and Cairndow processing plant where I was able to talk to the teams who play such a big part in bringing the Scottish salmon from farm to plate. It’s going to be an a very interesting twelve months ahead and as a teacher I am sure my students will be excited to learn more about my experience working with SSC.”
Craig Anderson, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, added: “It is great to have Gary on board as Food Ambassador. His passion for quality and provenance perfectly mirrors our core values and we are excited to be working closely with him.
“Gary will be a valuable asset to our brand. He is committed to health and wellbeing and education and we are looking forward to developing our partnership and showcasing the quality of Scottish salmon.”