SPRINGBOARD FUTURE CHEF COMPETITION

Over the past month Abby Coote, a pupil at St Peter the Apostle High School in Clydebank, has been mentored by Gemma Arnott, head chef at The Clubhouse at Cameron restaurant at Cameron House, after winning the Dunbartonshire local final of Springboard’s annual FutureChef competition.

Since early January, Gemma has worked closely with Abby to prepare her for the Central & South Scotland regional final of FutureChef, which took place on Friday 8th February at Glasgow City College. In a strong competition of 12 finalists Abby came an impressive second place, she presented a dish of duck with an orange and carrot puree, mangetout and potato rosti, followed by raspberry and white chocolate profiterole dessert.


She said: “I have learned so much from Gemma in such a short space of time. She has taught me a range of new techniques and really helped me through this process. While I would have loved to win the regional final, I’m really pleased with getting this far in the competition and I’m excited to try again next year.

Gemma Arnott, head chef at The Clubhouse at Cameron Restaurant at Cameron House, said: “It’s essential for our industry that we focus on developing the next generation of Scotland’s culinary talent and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Abby. She is a very driven young chef and worked incredibly hard for the regional final. While she narrowly missed out on taking first place, she received fantastic feedback and encouragement from the judges.”

Gemma’s passion for developing culinary talent has seen her team at The Clubhouse at Cameron deliver some of Scotland’s finest clubhouse food. Her participation in Springboard’s FutureChef competition as a professional mentor has involved providing one-to-one lessons with Abby over the course of a month.

Springboard’s FutureChef Central and South Scotland regional final took place on Friday 8th February at Glasgow City College. Winner Jessica Mitchell, a pupil at the High School of Glasgow, will now go on to represent Scotland in the national final at Westminster Kingsway College on 18th March 2019.

About The Clubhouse at Cameron restaurant at Cameron House in Loch Lomond

The famed Clubhouse at Cameron, at the Cameron Club and Spa resort, in Loch Lomond is a haven for all tired travellers in need of a sumptuous refuel; golfers or not. Choose from a choice of delights all day long, from light bites to hearty classics. During the warmer months, sit out on the terrace and watch the golf unfolding on the nearby greens. The Clubhouse at Cameron is warm, welcoming and just a short, two-minute shuttle from Cameron House.