Stephen Jardine is one of Scotland’s best known journalists and broadcasters. He started his career in radio before joining GMTV as Scotland Correspondent and then Europe Correspondent. He then over to stv to present a wide range of output including documentaries, politics programmes and the flagship news show, Scotland Today. A year spent eating only Scottish food as part of a TV experiment led to Stephen launching Scotland’s first food and drink communications company. Alongside running Taste Communications, he broadcasts on the BBC and writes a weekly food and drink column in The Scotsman.
Mark Greenaway of Restaurant Mark Greenaway has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence in 2012 and been named as one of the top 300 chefs in the world in 2017, his commitment and drive place him in the very top tier of Scottish chefs.
Kirsty Black, is both Manager and Distiller at Arbikie Highland Estate since the distillery conception in 2014, overseeing all aspects of its conversion from a disused cattle shed to a multi award-winning distillery. She graduated in Brewing & Distilling at Heriot-Watt University obtaining an MSc with distinction, The Watt Club Postgraduate Medal for best in school and the Brewers Company Prize for best in class. She is conducting her PhD studies in Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute, researching both the potential to use legumes in intercropping systems and the conversion of the resulting crops into beverage grade alcohol.
Nell Nelson was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She worked in London and Hong Kong as a food columnist and food editor eating and cycling through much of Asia before returning ten years ago to a vibrant Scottish food culture. Nell approached Scottish Television with an idea for a eating and cycling television programme and was lucky with her suggestion and made 16 programmes of The Woman Who Ate Scotland – where she cycled and ate her way round Scotland . The two-part series was shown on STV and also on the World Food Channel.