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This year the Scottish Chefs Conference is moving to a new location, the world famous Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), with the theme of “The Key to Culinary Success” on Monday 4th November 2019.
Chef John Higgins, originally from Scotland, is now one of Canada’s leading chefs and in high demand all over the country. John is currently a Director at George Brown College, Toronto. Chef Jorn Lie is the Manager of the award winning National Culinary Team of Norway, and a prolific medal winner across the globe. Simon Hulstone, Michelin Chef Proprietor at the Elephant Torquay is a regular on BBC Television’s Saturday Kitchen, a Roux Scholarship Winner, Gold Medal Winner at The Culinary Olympics, and he is one of the UK’s most decorated chefs.
From the USA we are honoured to invite Chef Charles Carroll, Executive Chef at River Oaks Country Club, Houston , Texas. A past President of World Chefs, he is one the foremost speakers on leadership, and has represented the USA on 8 occasions at International Culinary Competitions.
Our own Scottish Chef of The Year and Scottish Culinary Team Captain, Orry Shand will show just what it takes to achieve such an accolade, and Shona Sutherland, CIS Excellence Pastry Chef of The Year and Word Cup medal winner, will demonstrate her unique skill which has been applauded all over the country.
Finally we are delighted to welcome Marc Crothall, CEO of The Scottish Tourism Alliance – the leading authority on Tourism in Scotland – to give the Opening Address of the 2019 Scottish Chefs Conference.