Adam Newth was crowned Young Scottish Chef of the Year last night at the prestigious CIS Excellence Awards. In a room that included the who’s who in the Scottish catering industry, over 600 guests saw Adam add to his growing number of awards to cap off a fantastic year for the talented young chef.
Organised in association with the Federation of Chefs Scotland and judged by a board of esteemed, independent individuals from the Scottish hospitality sector, the CIS Excellence Awards are open to all types of businesses, from restaurants, chefs, contract caterers and colleges, to hotels, pubs, event caterers and tourism organisations. By showcasing and celebrating the best that Scotland has to offer, the awards help to raise the profile of businesses and individuals throughout Scotland.
Adam commented: “This really tops off a fantastic 12 months for me and The Tayberry team. It is both humbling and hugely overwhelming to win such a fantastic award in such talented company. The restaurant industry in Scotland is booming right now and it is incredible to be part of it. We take each day as it comes and all we look to do is provide our diners with a memorable dining experience. We hope we can continue to enjoy the success we have had so far, and know the hard work will continue to ensure we deliver this. For now, we can enjoy this as a team and all it can do is inspire us to get better.”
Adam is the Patron and Head Chef at The Tayberry Restaurant in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee. Having gained 2 AA Rosettes in their first year of business, The Tayberry Restaurant has become one of the most talked about restaurants in one of the most prosperous cities in Scotland. Adam has been a very successful competition chef and in 2013 was also awarded the title of Young Scottish Seafood Chef. Adam started his career training at Angus College in Arbroath, his home town and since then has worked under some of the most well known chefs in the country. However, Adam always had a desire to return a little closer to home and at the beginning of 2014 Adam launched Castlehill Restaurant in Dundee. After a short time, Adam received 2 AA Rosettes and felt he was ready to go it alone, so in November 2015, Adam opened The Tayberry Restaurant in the picturesque seaside town of Broughty Ferry, where today diners can enjoy Adam’s refined, yet individual style of cooking.