Friday Sept 14th: Scott Fairweather, aged 27, is the Head Chef of The Black Swan, in Ravenstonedale, nestled in the heart of the Eden Valley, Cumbria. Beginning kitchen life at the age of 15, he progressed quickly through working in some of the country’s top kitchens, entering competitions and showing dedication to all things food & drink.
He was introduced into Cumbria’s dining scene at the age of 21 and since then has become recognised across the county as one of the leading chefs, known for creative & flavourful food that is inspired by his surroundings and driven by local, seasonal ingredients.
His achievements include holding 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence for the past 6 years in 2 different kitchens, being named Cumbria life ‘young chef of the year’ and also a ‘national pub chef’ finalist in 2014 & 2015. In his previous role, he held Cumbria’s ‘Dining pub of the year’ title for 4 years as well as mentoring some of the brightest young chefs through Kendal College’s apprenticeship scheme.
Moving to the Black Swan in October 2016, Scott’s goals remain unchanged – to cook and serve attractive and creative food that is full of flavour and shows off his individual personality.
This special evening on September 14 will see Scott produce 3 of his all-time favourite dishes, explain the development and thought processes behind them, as well as providing an insight into his daily kitchen life, with a few stories along the way.