Businesses from around Scotland will be gathering at the Old Course Hotel, Resort and Spa in St Andrews next month to enjoy an evening of “Food from Fife”

The event is being organised by the Tayside & East of Scotland Food & Drink Forum, and the meal will be prepared by 2011 Young Chef of the Year, Ross Marshall and his award winning team at the Road Hole Restaurant.

The main speaker will be evening is Charles MacLean (pictured) and anyone who has enjoyed this summer’s hit film from director Ken Loach – “The Angels Share”- will already have experienced his unique talent.

Playing a cameo role in the film, undertaking a tutored tasting in the famous Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh, MacLean does much to inspire the film’s main character Robbie in his newly found passion for whisky.

Charles has been writing and researching whisky books for over 30 years – two of which have been shortlisted for the Glenfiddich Awards.

He shares his passion by leading whisky expeditions around Scotland, and delivering Master classes for whisky companies, clubs and groups.

The Food Forum diners will benefit from his knowledge of the product and the development of the industry with diners.

James Withers, Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink will also join the evening. He will  share his thoughts about the challenges, successes and opportunities he sees for the sector, one year into his role as the head of the organisation.

Attendees will also hear about the Scottish Enterprise Event Ready Producers project – which has been designed to help food and drink companies make the most of the great opportunities that events can bring.

This is particularly relevant in the run up to the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games in 2014, and the growing calendar of annual events across Scotland.

Find out more about Charles at and

To book your place at this event, which will take place on September 10, please access the link below:

Leave a Reply