MasterChef winner to headline at local food and drink fair

Gary MacLean

A Masterchef winner is the latest star name lined up for a Fife festival.

Gary MacLean is to headline Kirkcaldy’s annual food and drink fair, which forms part of the Adam Smith Festival of Ideas.

The 2016 winner of the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals will be in town alongside former Doctor Who actor David Tennant and Great British Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig.

Gary, recently appointed Scotland’s national chef, will demonstrate mouth-watering dishes prepared with some of the region’s finest ingredients.

He will work with aspiring culinary stars of the future at Fife College, which is organising the event with the Kirkcaldy 4 All group.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to coming to Kirkcaldy in March and using some of the wonderful local produce that comes from Fife in my demonstration.

“For me, as a lecturer in professional cookery, it will be great to share some culinary ideas with the staff and students at Fife College.”

Demonstrations will also be given by chef Tom Pratt, of the Waterfront in Kirkcaldy, and by award-winning students at the event in the college’s St Brycedale campus on March 17.

An indoor market will offer food and drink from around Fife.