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FRENCH CHEFS VISIT the Ardyne shore base in Loch Striven

Scotland’s food and drinks sector was showcased to high-profile French chefs to raise awareness of the country’s world-class produce in a four day visit.

Six French chefs, some of whom have gained a prestigious Michelin star, participated in a jam-packed schedule that saw them visit producers across Scotland’s geographically diverse communities over the four days.

The trip was organised by Scottish Development International (SDI), Scotland’s global trade and investment agency and the international arm of Scottish Enterprise and was supported by the Scottish Government’s office in Paris and organisations across the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership.

Loch Striven visit

We were delighted to take the chefs to Ardyne shore base in Loch Striven. The chefs were taken on a boat tour where we showcased how our Native Hebridean salmon is farmed.

During the visit, the chefs had the chance to see for themselves how we work and taste our products.

The chefs included:

  • Emilien Rouable, owner of Restaurant L’Inattendu in Villecresnes
  • Eddy Creuzé, owner of Bistrot de la Grande Maison in Le Mée-sur-seine
  • David Rathgeber, owner of Restaurant L’Assiette
  • Grégory Cohen, Celebrity Chef
  • Pierre Lambert, owner of restaurants l’Audass’ and L’Expérience, Paris
  • Mickael Meziane, owner of restaurant La Passerelle in Issy-Les-Moulineaux
  • Laetitia Conseil, Head of Gastronomy at Metro

Label Rouge quality guaranteed

Scottish products are already revered in France. Scottish salmon was the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded the prestigious Label Rouge quality marque.

France is also Scotland’s top international export destination country outside of the United States, with an estimated £2.9bn of exports in 2019.

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