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Loch Duart hires chef

Evans becomes first salmon ambassador

Patrick Evans Loch DuartLoch Duart, the independent salmon farming business based in the Hebrides and Sutherland, has recruited Patrick Evans as Scottish Food Ambassador.

Mr Evans’ role bridges the gap between sales and the culinary community and is a first in the Scottish salmon farming industry, and possibly the Scottish seafood sector.

Originally from Devon, he is now based in Edinburgh and has worked as a chef across the UK and Europe. 

Alban Denton, managing director of Loch Duart, said: “Rather than recruit a sales manager, Loch Duart needs a chef who can discuss the cooking qualities of our salmon with other chefs on their own terms.”

Mr Evans’ induction involves all aspects of farming including salmon husbandry, taking sea bed samples and joining the fish biologist teams in the fish health checks and flesh quality checks.

He will use his chef’s experience to refine its blind tasting procedures as the business regularly “tastes” its salmon and compares it to other salmon on the market.

He said: To be chosen as Loch Duart’s first Scottish Food Ambassador is a huge honour.

“It’s a dream job and I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic team at Loch Duart.”


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