MasterChef:The Professionals 14

Jamie Scott won MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, making him the eighth champion to carry off the title.

Jamie, who was working as sous chef at Rocca in St Andrews, joins the ranks of exceptional past winners; Derek Johnstone, Steve Groves, Claire Lara, Ash Mair, joint winners Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski, and last year’s winner Steven Edwards.

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After seven weeks of incredible cooking and culinary challenges, and a sensational final cook-off, the title was awarded by judges: double Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, chef Monica Galetti and MasterChef’s seasoned diner, Gregg Wallace.

The MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 final

Throughout the final week Jamie beat off extremely tough competition from fellow finalists Brian McLeish, 32, and Sven-Hanson Britt, 26, and had to fully demonstrate his creativity, skill and determination as this year’s outstanding finalists undertook serious challenges that pushed them to their culinary limits. The final task was to prepare a three-course meal for the judges and Jamie’s winning menu consisted of a starter of picked east newt crab with pickled cucumber and raw Granny Smith apple, served with an Arbroath smokie veloute and savoury doughnuts filled with flaked smokies and Tobermore cheddar with a crunchy topping of burnt Parmesan and chives.

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A main course of Glazed short rib of beef topped with beef dripping fried croutons and onion, smoked beef sirloin, salt balked turnips and burnt shallot puree, served with watercress puree and a beef jus, and a dessert of Brillat Savarin. To finish, a lemon cake topped with Italian meringue with lemon macarons almond crumb, lemon curd and salted almonds served with a basil sorbet.

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MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 winner, Jamie Scott’s first solo adventure

Newport on Tay is now home to MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 winner, Jamie Scott’s first solo adventure, The Newport which opened in March 2016. Overlooking the river Tay, it offers modern Scottish dishes using local ingredients. Jamie has been perfecting his skills for over 12 years, four of which were spent at the three AA rosette restaurant, Rocca Bar & Grill, St Andrews. 

Jamie Scott won MasterChef: The Professionals 2014, making him the eighth champion to carry off the title. Jamie, who was working as sous chef at Rocca in St Andrews, joins the ranks of exceptional past winners; Derek Johnstone, Steve Groves, Claire Lara, Ash Mair, joint winners Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski, and last year’s winner Steven Edwards. >>>...