At: The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
On: Wednesday 1st November 2017


Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things beer and whisky-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on both subjects. 
He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his beer knowledge.

Stephen Jardine

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

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.

In January of 2017 Mark appeared on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen live, and throughout 2015 Mark appeared as a weekly guest chef on STV Edinburgh's The Fountainbridge Show. In 2014 Mark appeared live as a guest on BBC's Newsnight and as a guest chef on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. In April 2012 Mark represented Scotland on BBC2's Great British Menu and appeared again in the 2013 series. In early 2013, Mark mentored a group of teenagers from Linlithgow Academy in Scotland as they endeavoured to launch a healthy take-away business for Teen Canteen. This was filmed for a 3-part documentary series that was aired on BBC2 in November 2013. 
With a passion for Scottish ingredients, Mark uses only the very best local, seasonal produce, transforming them with modern techniques. Mark's signature style is desserts; a visit to Restaurant Mark Greenaway is an invitation to indulge in dessert.

Kirsty Black

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.

Sue Lawrence

Sue Lawrence is a food writer and author, working on her 17th cookery book. She has also recently had two novels published, the second  of which ‘The Night He Left‘ is about to be published in Australia and New Zealand.
Sue has appeared on many TV and radio programmes, has written for various newspapers and magazines and appears at book festivals and events all the country.

Nell Nelson

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.

The Scotsman Food & Drink Awards 2017

At: The Corn Exchange
EH14 1RJ

On: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Scotsman Food & Drink Awards 2017