A North-east chef has found the recipe for success after he landed a place as a finalist in a prestigious culinary competition.
Chef John Grover, who works at Meallmore’s Auchtercrag facility in Ellon, triumphed over six other Scottish care chefs to secure his coveted spot in the final of the annual National Association of Care Catering’s (NACC) Care Chef of the Year competition.
Having also made it as far as the finals in 2016, John will be competing this year alongside fellow Meallmore chef, Brian Gollan, who works at Ivybank care home in Falkirk.
The national final will take place on June 6, 2018, at Barking & Dagenham Technical Skills Academy in Barking.
John said: “It feels great to be recognised again and make it through to the finals for a second time. “Competing for the last few years was a fantastic experience and I got some really useful feedback from the judges which I’ve taken on board to make my dishes even better this year.”