A Carnoustie man has donned the hat as head chef at an award-winning restaurant in St Andrews.
Stewart Macaulay (29) is now the new head chef at The Adamson Restaurant and Bar in the Fife town, having joined the team in May last year as sous chef.
Prior to that he was head chef at The Fairmont’s Esperante Restaurant, St Andrews.
His drive to become a top flight chef began at an early age.
Stewart said: “My passion for cooking has always been there.
“I enjoyed working as a part time kitchen porter while at school, and that was when I realised I really wanted to be a chef.
“The kitchen environment was fast paced, creative and exciting – I simply had to be a part of that!
“It’s been an incredible year for The Adamson - scooping the CIS ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award and opening a brilliant new cocktail bar - they have truly cemented themselves as one of the top ‘go to’ places for excellent food and drink in Scotland.
“As well as working with a brilliant team, I’m looking forward to developing menus.
“The Adamson has always been known for its creativity and innovation and, in my role as head chef, I want to drive that forward. I love creating food that inspires and excites.
“I want to leave each and every one of our guests with a fantastic memory which will encourage them to tell others of their experience as well as to return and do it all over again.”
Guests at The Adamson can see the first fruits of Stewart’s labour in the new autumn menu that launches on September 10.
Stewart will also be taking part in the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival this November – a month long festival of foodie events.