Jamie started his career as a chef at the age of 15, leaving school and going to college at Perth UHI. Soon into his career, Jamie won ‘Chamber of Commerce Apprentice of the Year 2012’. It was not long after this that his burgeoning reputation was noticed by Michelin Star chef, Tom Kitchin who invited Jamie to work under his tutelage at Tom’s Michelin Star restaurant, The Kitchin, in Edinburgh.
Most recently, Jamie has been working alongside another culinary great, David Aspin, at Linthwaite House Hotel, Windermere, in the Lake District. With David’s ability to identify young talent and help guide them to the next level, Jamie shone. Refining his style and tweaking his skills, Jamie built a strong bond with David, which has now seen them both move back to St Andrews to lead the kitchen at the new Seafood Ristorante.
2017 was a great year for Jamie, having scooped the 2 biggest awards on the culinary calendar. The ‘Young Scottish Chef of the Year’ awards at ScotHot and the CIS Excellence Awards.