Man Behind the Chef: Graeme Cheevers

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Other 17th February 2017

In association with

HEADLINE SPONSOR westlands

In the build up to The Staff Canteen Live 2017 - supported by Westlands, at ScotHot 2017, we are taking a closer look at the chefs who will be joining us on stage.

We dig a little deeper to find out what they are hiding under those chef whites –next up is Graeme Cheevers, head chef of Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, which holds a star in the Michelin Guide UK.

Graeme Cheevers has been head chef at Restaurant Martin Wishart, Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond for five years. The accomplished young chef has risen through the ranks at an incredible pace thanks to his hard work and dedication.

At 21, Graeme was given a commis position in pastry after four months’ work experience at the restaurant. His hard work and dedication to the role didn’t go unnoticed and he was offered the job as head chef by Martin two years later.

Graeme Cheevers
Graeme Cheevers

What item of food do you hate cooking?

To be honest I don’t really like pork loin.

What food, if any, are you allergic to?

No, none at all, although I have recently developed a slight allergy to shellfish.

What’s your favourite ingredient to work with?

Scallops.

What’s your guilty pleasure food?

I would say soft tail crab, Asian style, fried.

What three ingredients would you take with you to a desert island and why?

I would take salt, butter and flour.

If you weren’t a chef what would you be?

I would be in the army.

What radio station do you listen to in the kitchen?

Occasionally we’ll listen to radio 1.

What other kitchen would you most like to work in?

Probably Martin Wishart’s in Leith.

Traditional cooking methods or modern techniques?

Traditional.

Why did you choose to get involved with The Staff Canteen Live?

I would say it’s because of the amount of work Mark has put in to promoting myself and the company here.

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Other 17th February 2017

Man Behind the Chef: Graeme Cheevers

You may also like...

Disarray as Michelin removes Bocuse flagship's third star
#news

Disarray as Michelin removes Bocuse flagship's third star

The Staff Canteen

Jason Atherton, Paul Walsh, Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett complete The Staff Canteen Live 2020 line-up at HRC
#news

Jason Atherton, Paul Walsh, Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett complete The Staff Canteen Live 2020 line-up at HRC

The Staff Canteen

Sat Bains says vegan tasting menus are a rip-off
#news

Sat Bains says vegan tasting menus are a rip-off

The Staff Canteen

Fred Sirieix calls for 'strategy and action' to make hospitality the UK's leading industry
#news

Fred Sirieix calls for 'strategy and action' to make hospitality the UK's leading industry

The Staff Canteen

Gordon Ramsay is looking for candidates to star in his apprentice-style BBC series
#news

Gordon Ramsay is looking for candidates to star in his apprentice-style BBC series

The Staff Canteen

Internet kicks back at Heston Blumenthal for telling customers not to photograph his food
#news

Internet kicks back at Heston Blumenthal for telling customers not to photograph his food

The Staff Canteen

Chef Dan Doherty returns to London with a new restaurant a year after sexual harassment allegations
#news

Chef Dan Doherty returns to London with a new restaurant a year after sexual harassment allegations

The Staff Canteen

Neil Rankin on plans to back new restaurants by Alyn Williams, Tom Brown, Gizzi Erskine and Jasmine Hemsley
#news

Neil Rankin on plans to back new restaurants by Alyn Williams, Tom Brown, Gizzi Erskine and Jasmine Hemsley

The Staff Canteen

Our Top Ten Instagram Images December 2019!
#news

Our Top Ten Instagram Images December 2019!

The Staff Canteen

Aiden Byrne's Restaurant MCR has closed
#news

Aiden Byrne's Restaurant MCR has closed

The Staff Canteen