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Moray College lecturer appointed full member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain

By Ewan Malcolm

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ALISTAIR Fowlie has been appointed a full member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain.

Alistair started working at Moray College UHI in 2011.
Alistair started working at Moray College UHI in 2011.

Alistair, Deputy head of Curriculum of the Hospitality and Tourism Academy at Moray College UHI, was awarded the membership for his key achievements and contribution to the hospitality industry.

"Receiving this membership is a huge honour and privilege and something I am personally very proud of," Alistair said.

"Moray College UHI also holds College membership and I would like to be able to utilise both of these in order to promote the importance, quality and benefits of the Hospitality education we provide to our students here at the Beechtree training Restaurant. I would like to be able to use my responsibility of membership to help train and influence the Chefs of the future."

Since 1980, the Master Chefs of Great Britain (MCGB) has promoted the best of British cuisine to both the chef and the consumer. It provides a place for the exchange of culinary ideas and focuses on furthering the profession through the training and guidance of younger chefs.

Membership of the prestigious association brings with it a range of responsibilities for its members.

The title carries an expectation that members will serve the culinary art by expanding its influence and providing for its future. Members are also expected to show and maintain a high level of technical expertise while using the finest ingredients to produce their dishes. They are also expected to act as ambassadors for the association and contribute to the training and development of their fellow chefs.

Alistair's invitation to join the MCGB is the culmination of years of varied work in the hospitality industry.

He was introduced to the industry in 1998 when he worked at a summer camp in the USA. He spent most of that time preparing food and working in the kitchen, but quickly fell in love with it before deciding to pursue it further.

That pursuit started with the completion of an associate degree in Culinary Arts which was followed by work in various hotels in South Africa, the USA and Scotland. He finally settled down and started lecturing at Moray College UHI in 2011 while also running his own catering business, PDS Moray in Elgin.

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