Celebrity Chef Opening Shetland Food Fair

by Promote Shetland -

The Shetland Food Fair is delighted to announce that celebrity chef Tony Singh will officially open this year’s event and give an expert cookery demonstration on Friday 30 October at the Clickimin Leisure Centre.

Leith born Tony Singh has established himself as a leading force on the Scottish restaurant scene and has run three of his own restaurants, Oloroso, Tony's Table and Roti with great critical acclaim. In 2013 he also starred in the popular BBC Two cookery show ‘The Incredible Spice Men’ which aimed to transform the way people cook British dishes at home.

For over 25 years, Tony Singh has pushed the boundaries of culinary innovation, combining his Sikh upbringing with his love of Scottish produce.

Misa Hay, Brand Marketing Executive at Promote Shetland, said:

We are delighted to be supporting the Shetland Food Producers Group again this year by organising the ‘Taste of Shetland’ demonstration theatre. We are also absolutely thrilled that Tony Singh has agreed to travel to Shetland for this year’s event, which we hope will help raise the profile of our food and drink sector locally and throughout Scotland.
He will be the first chef of the weekend to take to the cookery demonstration stage, and we are looking forward to hearing what he loves most about Shetland’s larder, and of course, sampling some of his recipes.

Following the cookery demonstration Tony Singh will then have a question and answer session followed by a book signing.

Misa Hay continued: “We have worked together with the Scalloway Hotel, who have played a key role in making this visit happen. We are very grateful for their support and would like to take this opportunity to also congratulate them on their shortlist for the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.”

Tony Singh will spend several days in Shetland exploring the isles and learning more about Shetland’s local produce as well as preparing a special evening meal at the Scalloway Hotel on Wednesday 28 October. Anyone interested in attending should contact the Scalloway Hotel on 01595 880444. Please note that places will be limited, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Peter MacKenzie of Scalloway Hotel, said:

We met Tony at the Scottish Hotel Awards earlier this year, and invited him to Shetland to sample the fabulous local produce we have on our doorstep. We are delighted to be welcoming him to the isles, and look forward to him working with our own team of chefs to create a special dinner as part of the 2015 Shetland Food Fair.

Misa Hay added: “Over the weekend the food theatre has a great lineup of passionate local cooks and professional chefs who will be sharing some of their cooking tips, secret ingredients and delicious recipes. To see profiles of some of the chefs, copies of their recipes or to find out more about Shetland food and drink visit: www.tasteofshetland.com

The Shetland Food Fair will take place in the Main Hall of the Clickimin Lesiure Centre on Friday 30, Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2015. Admission is £2 on the door and weekend passes are also available on the door or to buy in advance from Scoop Wholefoods.

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