Scottish foodservice provider Brakes Scotland has announced a new partnership with MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Gary Maclean, which will see Maclean supporting the company's commitment to sourcing local products and promoting the very best in Scottish produce.
Maclean has a longstanding relationship with Brakes that spans 25 years and he has used the company throughout his entire career. He said: "The team at Brakes Scotland have so much passion and enthusiasm for Scottish produce. It's fantastic to see the work the company is doing to support Scottish suppliers, including collaborating with smaller suppliers, and I'm really excited to be part of this.
"I have always been a huge advocate of Scottish produce across the seasons, from shellfish to fresh berries, and I believe Scotland is the envy of Europe in terms of the quality of produce we have on our doorstep. As a chef and a lecturer I know first-hand how important locally sourced food, with strong provenance, is to chefs and consumers."
John McLintock, director of operations at Brakes Scotland, said: "Gary is an incredibly well-respected and dynamic powerhouse in the world of food and we're thrilled he's on board to help enhance our Scottish focus and to work directly with our customers.
"We have grown our Scottish offering considerably; for example, our dairy products are now entirely Scottish, and we have plans in the pipeline that will add to a brilliant Scottish range. We have always supported young chefs and Gary will help us to inspire young talent in Scotland, as well as develop new recipes and some other exciting initiatives. We remain focused on truly putting Scottish food at the very heart of our business."
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