Adam Newth is crowned Sustainable Trout Chef of the Year 2015

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th November 2015
A rising star in the Scottish culinary scene, Adam Newth from The Tayberry in Broughty Ferry has been crowned Sustainable Trout Chef of the Year 2015. Winner Adam Newth Celebrates his WinOn Wednesday, November 25, a gruelling live-cook offf brought together a shortlist of six finalists to compete for the coveted title. In the end, it was Abroath-born Adam who triumphed with his imaginative dishes using both smoked and fresh sustainably farmed Scottish loch trout. Just twenty-four hours after launching his first restaurant - The Tayberry in Broughty Ferry - Adam was delighted to take home the top prize, adding to a growing collection of accolades that includes Young Scottish Chef of the Year. He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this title, it’s an absolute honour. In the space of 24 hours, it’s amazing what you can achieve” Raised in the same coastal town of RR.Spink & Sons' ancestral home, Adam’s smoked fish expertise saw the judges remark on him having ‘a passion for trout in his blood’. Judge Scott Fraser extended his congratulations to Adam and the rest of the competitors and said: “Adam is an incredibly exciting seafood chef. His craft skills, like filleting and descaling, Adam Newth's Starterare excellent and well complemented by an eye for colour and an understanding of seasonal cooking. His main was a very considered yet modern dish that incorporated an excellent selection of Scottish seafood. His trout was cooked to perfection; succulent in the middle and crispy on the outside.” Organised by the Federation of Chefs Scotland and smoked fish experts RR. Spink & Sons, the inaugural competition attracted hundreds of entries from across the country. Judge Scott Fraser added: “Congratulations go out to all the chefs who competed, demonstrating how loch trout can sit comfortably alongside some of the best produce Scotland has to offer, further cementing its status as one of our finest local ingredients. Adam praised the company, saying: “The quality of RR Spink & Sons fish is top-notch, and I’m looking forward to visiting the farm later in the year. Adam NewthOur mantra at The Tayberry is to be as eco-friendly as possible, making sure we use only the finest products and I’m proud to now hold this title.” As well as being crowned 'Sustainable Trout Chef of the Year 2015', Adam will take part in a winner’s ‘stage’ – a three day experience absorbing new skills and knowledge from RR. Spink & Sons in house team, including time spent at Loch Etive where the company's trout is ethically farmed. By Renee Bailey

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th November 2015

Adam Newth is crowned Sustainable Trout Chef of the Year 2015