All systems go for Taste of Grampian

Crowds flocked to last years Taste of Grampian at Thainstone
Crowds flocked to last years Taste of Grampian at Thainstone

THE two stars of televisions “Big Food Trip”, celebrity chefs Nick Nairn and Paul Rankin have been confirmed as the stars of this years Taste of Grampian.

The pair will each be displaying their prowess in the kitchen individually and jointly. Their “Big Food Trip”, screened last year by STV, was extremely popular and saw them travel by boat along the Scottish and Northern Irish coasts. They turned a variety of different meats, seafood, vegetables and fruit into an array of tantalising dishes.

And this year’s 15th Taste of Grampian at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Saturday, June 7, is promising various enhancements.

A seafood pavilion, which made its first appearance at last year’s event, is being made bigger to fully accommodate the interest in it.

And local chef Sandy Greig, one half of the popular Two Fat Laddies, will be teaming up with a variety of other chefs and cooks, including Lady Claire Macdonald and Tesco’s Donna Knight, throughout the day to provide cookery demonstrations outdoors.

Mr Greig will also be overseeing a new contest for chefs, where they will be challenged to make an omelette as quickly as possible.

Taste of Grampian chairman Brian Pack said: “We’ll be back in June once more bigger and better than previous years, while retaining true to our roots in making sure visitors can see, taste and buy all the very best food and drink produced in this region.

“We’re also delighted to have a new title sponsor in the shape of Town and Country Apartments, an Inverurie-based business, and welcome them on board.”

The firm is among the North-east’s largest providers of serviced accommodation and through a sister company also specialises in leasing residential rental property.

Taste of Grampian is managed by PRime Event Management and anyone wanting details on stands should contact event manager Carol Fowler on (01224) 646488.