Highlands Chef gives Canada and US a Taste of Scotland

By | Apr 5, 2011

The head chef of The Three Chimneys at Colbost on Skye will promote Scottish food in Canada and the US during April as part of Scotland Week.

Inverness-born Michael Smith, head chef at of one of Scotland’s most celebrated restaurants, will highlight Scotland as a centre for culinary excellence during his trip across the Atlantic. Michael will showcase Scottish food and cuisive during ‘live’ demonstrations on US and Canadian TV including the world-famous Martha Stewart Show.

Michael will be at a private viewing of Whisky Galore in New York on April 7 and is also expected to cook for a number of private events for some of Canada and America’s most influential travel and business figures

Mr Smith is quoted as saying: “It is a huge honour to have such an opportunity to add to Scotland’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence for fine dining. We have the best produce in the world bar none and it is right that we should shout about it. I’m delighted to be able to play my part.”

He said he was particularly proud to be the first chef from the Highland Region to have been asked by VisitScotland to take part in Scotland Week.

Jim Mather, Enterprise and Tourism Minister, who will also be in Toronto and New York this week, paid tribute to Mr Smith saying “He is a superb ambassador not only for Scottish cuisine but for the whole of the Scottish Food and Drinks industry.”

New York’s annual Tartan Day celebrations take place on April 6.

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