Young Chef Young Waiter 2020 Chef Winner Peter Meechan Cooks for Scottish Reception at 10 Downing Street

30 March 2022

Young Chef Young Waiter chef winner Peter Meechan designed and cooked a special menu to celebrate Burns Night at 10 Downing Street on 21 March 2022. The celebrations were rescheduled from January 2022 and were co-hosted by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Scottish Secretary of State Alister Jack. Peter Meechan from Scotland won the Young Chef Young Waiter competition in 2020 and previously cooked for Boris Johnson at the Global Investment Summit in 2021.

22/03/2022. London, United Kingdom. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson & Secretary of state for Scotland Alister Jack, host a Scottish Reception inside 10 Downing Street. Picture by Tim Hammond / No 10 Downing Street

The menu of Scottish themed canapés included a number of local products from Scotch Whisky and Highland Chocolatier.

The Menu created by Peter Meechan:

• Chive scone topped with smoked salmon and a horseradish cream • Venison tartare on crostini

• Oat biscuit with cheddar mousse, onion chutney and pickled walnut • Potato farl topped with beetroot tartare

• Haggis “bob bon” with whisky mayonnaise

• Chocolate cup filled with a cranachan cream (using Drambuie)

22/03/2022. London, United Kingdom. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson & Secretary of state for Scotland Alister Jack, host a Scottish Reception inside 10 Downing Street. Picture by Tim Hammond / No 10 Downing Street

In 2020, Head Chef Judge of Young Chef Young Waiter Theo Randall said: “Peter Meechan is a natural cook with outstanding ability, the dishes he created were not just perfectly cooked but the skill he showed in preparation was a joy to watch. I wish Peter all the success he deserves and look forward to seeing this talented young man reach the pinnacle of our beloved industry.”

World Young Chef Young Waiter Sean Valentine FIH said: “I’m so proud of Peter’s journey since taking home the trophy in 2020. Winning the Young Chef Young Waiter competition is a huge achievement, and Peter has continued to excel in the hospitality industry. First. he cooked a world class menu for 180 of the world’s top investors in innovation for the Global Investment Summit hosted by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in October. Earlier this week he represented Scottish hospitality by creating the canapés for a Downing Street reception. We’re thankful to our relationship with the GREAT team for the opportunity and excited to see what the future holds for Peter.”

Applications for Young Chef Young Waiter are now open for 2022: https:// youngchefyoungwaiter.com

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