Revelations: Scott Davies, head chef, the Three Chimneys, Skye

12 March 2021
Revelations: Scott Davies, head chef, the Three Chimneys, Skye

What was your best subject at school?

The sciences: chemistry, biology and physics

What was your first job?

Working with my father on building sites

What was your first job in catering?

At Carnoustie golf club, aged 16

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Porridge and heather honey

What do you do to relax?

Go for a walk with my wife and daughter, or work and plant in the garden

Which is your favourite restaurant?

Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

What's your favourite hotel?

Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Perthshire, where my daughter Arwen took her first steps

What is your favourite drink?

Whisky

What is your favourite cuisine?

Japanese and Nordic

Which ingredient do you hate the most?

Avocado

Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with? If so, why?

High-volume, mass-produced or unethically farmed, caught or produced animals. I don't like how this can damage the environment and the quality of the ingredients

What flavour combinations do you detest?

Over-complicated ones with too many flavours

What do you always carry with you?

Nails and screws in my pockets

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Ian Scott Gibbs – Welsh rugby and Lions player (who scored against England at Wembley 1999)

Describe your ultimate nightmare?

Not having my wife or daughter in my life

Tell us a secret...

I'm dyslexic and I struggle with reading and writing and I'm not very confident with public speaking

Who would be in your "fantasy" brigade?

Sat Bains, Gareth Ward of Ynyshir, Damien Styles (of Sofia's Broadbeach, Australia), Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Modena) and Niall Keating (Whatley Manor)

Continue reading

You need to create an account to read this article. It's free and only requires a few basic details.

Already subscribed?

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking