Chef Gary Maclean partners with Brakes

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Scottish foodservice provider, Brakes Scotland, is teaming up with MasterChef The Professionals winner Gary Maclean to promote Scottish produce.

The partnership follows the launch of Brakes Scotland in 2016, part of Brakes’ UK operation, and further cements the company’s increased commitment to Scotland and its Scottish offering.

Gary Maclean has a relationship with Brakes spanning 25 years, having used the company throughout his entire career as a chef and senior lecturer. “The team at Brakes Scotland have so much passion and enthusiasm for Scottish produce,” Gary said. “It’s fantastic to see the work the company is doing to support Scottish suppliers, including collaborating with smaller suppliers, and I’m really excited to be part of this.

“I have always been a huge advocate of Scottish produce across the seasons, from shellfish to fresh berries, and I believe Scotland is the envy of Europe in terms of the quality of produce we have on our doorstep. As a chef and lecturer, I know first-hand how important locally sourced food with strong provenance is to chefs and consumers.”

Brakes Scotland now has over 80 Scottish suppliers providing 400 Scottish specific product lines. This equates to £70m of Scottish produce procured annually, spanning meat, dairy, fish and seafood, bakery, desserts and ice cream, grocery and drinks. 30% of all Brakes Scotland sales are currently produced and packaged in Scotland.

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