Masterchef: The Professionals winner looking forward to Taste of Grampian

An award-winning chef will be cooking up a storm at this year’s Taste of Grampian event.

Gary Maclean, who was crowned the winner of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016, will showcase his culinary skills at Taste of Grampian.

The annual event, which last year attracted a record 16,000 visitors, will take place at the Thainstone Centre near Inverurie on June 2.

Mr Maclean, who opened his first restaurant at the age of 30 and has operated kitchens at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art and the Burrell Collection, will be one of the judges of the Taste of Grampian Aspiring Young Chef competition, and will host a cookery demonstration.

The chef is currently a senior lecturer at the City of Glasgow College and takes great pride in teaching communities about how to make the best of locally sourced food.

Mr Maclean said: “I’m really looking forward to the event. Taste of Grampian now has a fantastic profile Scotland-wide, and I’ll definitely be heading round the stands to meet exhibitors and sample the fantastic food and drink on offer.”

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