The Fairlie Scholarship launched at HIT Talent Conference 2019
The Fairlie Scholarship has been launched at the HIT Talent Conference and is sponsored by HIT Scotland, the Scottish Government and Gleneagles.
The Fairlie Scholarship will be awarded annually to a male and female chef. The recipients will gain industry-wide recognition as Fairlie Scholars and experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as a practical stage in an international kitchen, a placement at the Culinary Institute of America and at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.
The judging process will involve Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge, alongside Masterchef winner and National Chef of Scotland, Gary McLean. The panel of judges will also include Stephen McLaughlin, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie Head Chef, Gleneagles’ General Manager Conor O’Leary, HIT Scotland Chief Executive David Cochrane and representation from the Scottish Government.
To apply, potential candidates will complete an online application stating why he/she feels they should be successful in winning The Fairlie Scholarship, followed by a shortlist of interviewees who will take part in a skills test to establish key skills that would be expected of a Fairlie Scholar.
Applications go live in March 2019.