The protégé of the late two Michelin starred chef, Andrew Fairlie and last year's Great British Menu’s 'Champion of Champions' winner, has taken up her first head chef role in Glasgow.

Lorna’s McNee's appointment at Cail Bruich, in the city's west end, marks a big move for both the chef and the three AA Rosette restaurant as co-owner Chris Charalambous steps away from the hot plate for the first time since the restaurant opened in 2008.

In the same year that Ms McNee joined Restaurant Andrew Fairlie as an apprentice.

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Since then she has worked her way up the sections to her final position there as sous chef, latterly under Stevie McLaughlin while collecting a host of awards and accolades including Scottish Chef of the Year, 2017. In 2019 she was crowned the winner of the BBC’s Great British Menu competition.

Dishes on her inaugural menus include West coast crab, raw Orkney scallop and  Lake District Herdwick lamb.

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She said: “The time was right for me to forge my own path and step up to a head chef role and I am delighted that Paul and Chris have given me the opportunity to run the kitchen at their fantastic restaurant.

"Leaving Stevie and the team at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie was hard but I am looking forward to bringing together my own team and for what the future brings in Glasgow.”

Paul Charalambous, co-owner of Cail Bruich added: "We've followed Lorna’s career and are thrilled that she has chosen to work with us on the next stage of her journey."