Since learning from the expertise of Lou Hutton at the Food of Course cookery school, my six years experience working as a freelance cook has taken me to snowy mountains, remote Scottish islands, country houses, yachts in the Mediterranean and everywhere in the UK.
Cooking for small intimate dinner parties, busy shooting/fishing lodges and large corporate events has further enhanced and broadened my learning, whilst cooking for such a variety of people in many unusual places has challenged me to really use my initiative to achieve top quality results!
I love using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients to create bespoke and original menus, wherever you are, whatever your tastes, whatever the occasion!
ITV's Taste the Nation was an incredible opportunity and experience. Presented by Nick Hancock, I was picked to compete in this competition, with Nick Nairn as my mentor! Three of us, representing Perthshire, spent an incredible few months dotting between Nick Nairn's cook school at the Lake of Menteith and the ITV studios in London whilst also having the opportunity to spend an afternoon at Anton Mosimann's cook school. We had to impress judges such as Henrietta Green, William Sitwell and Richard Johnson, and promote the best of Perthshire's produce by creating dishes showcasing local ingredients, competing against 36 counties across the UK. We made it to the semi finals!
This year I made it through to the semi finals of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence, and this competition again broadened my knowledge and skills.
I have recently catered for a Highland wedding, which was a great experience having to produce a meal for 195 guests using a very small kitchen!
SARAH-JANE IS SKILLED IN THE KITCHEN;
ORGANISED, POLITE AND PUNCTUAL
- Karen Rankin -
SARAH-JANE IS, IN OUR EXPERIENCE, ALWAYS
PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY AND UNFLAPPABLE.
HER COUNTRY-HOUSE COOKING IS IMAGINATIVE AND
EXTREMELY GOOD, AND HER TARTE TATIN IS LEGENDARY
AMONG OUR SHOOTING GUESTS!
- Kate Steuart Fothringham -
HAPPY TO TRAVEL ALL OVER SCOTLAND,
THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY.
MY CENTRAL LOCATION IN SCOTLAND
ALLOWS ME TO TRAVEL NORTH, SOUTH, EAST
OR WEST AND OVERSEAS!