Who is chef Gordon Craig, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?

Alex South

Alex South


Ahead of MasterChef: The Professionals 2022, which airs on BBC One every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 november, we find out more about the chefs taking part.

Introducing Gordon Craig, Chef Patron at Taisteal, Edinburgh.

He has previously worked at Plummed Horse, Waterside Inn and Peat Inn. 





Where are you from/where do you live?


What type of a chef are you?

Chef Patron

Do you have a favourite type of cuisine?

“My food is eclectic. I've taken influence from David Everitt-Matthias when I did a stage there. Thomas Keller, his French Laundry book was the best thing I had ever seen when I started cooking. I also follow the work of David Chang as I love the Momofuku restaurants and what they do - taking on loads of different styles of food and putting them together.”

How did you become a chef?

“I got into cooking from a young age, I started making myself and my family dinner and fell in love with cooking, now I really enjoy making people happy in my restaurant.”

What is the highlight of your career?

“My highlights of being a chef so far are making it into the Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide and being awarded an AA Rosette in my own restaurants.”

Where have you worked?

Plummed Horse, Michelin Star - Senior Sous Chef

Waterside Inn, three Michelin Stars - Chef de Partie

Peat Inn, Michelin Star - Chef de Partie

Why did you want to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals?

“I wanted to step out my comfort zone and have a new challenge. I’ve always wanted take part in MasterChef: The Professionals and watch it pretty much every year, so now is the time.”


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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 23rd November 2022

Who is chef Gordon Craig, MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 contestant?