Chef Adrian Fundraiser UpdateStewart Collins
Irish tv chef goes down great guns at S Collins & Son cookery demos
A well-known Scottish butcher’s inspiration to invite a top young chef from Ireland to deliver a series of cookery master classes to children, young people and adults proved a runaway success, also raising valuable funds for two local charities.
Stewart Collins, managing partner at S Collins & Son Butchers in Lindsaybeg Road, Muirhead, met Irish TV chef Adrian Martin on a visit to Dublin and was so impressed with the young man’s skills that he arranged for him to cross the water to give expert demonstrations over a three-day programme.
Adrian, 23, who presents the popular Irish TV show, ‘Chef Adrian – The Craft Butcher,’ made personal appearances at six primary and secondary schools across the region.
He also demonstrated his prowess at two public cooking demo fundraisers held in Glasgow at Stepps Parish Church, which raised £900 for the Church Roof Fund, and at The Knights of St Columba, which realised a further £200 for The Criaghalbert Centre in Cumbernauld, a charity for children with motor impairments.
Mr Collins said: “Young people and their teachers, along with adults at the sell-out evening sessions, all said they learned a great deal, not only about cooking and healthy eating, but also about the value of using recipes that utilise top quality locally produced ingredients and meat products, an ethos that remains integral to the S Collins & Son philosophy.
“Adrian also said he found the entire experience both enjoyable and fulfilling. We are now planning a return visit, hopefully before Christmas this year.”
Stewart Collins is renowned not only for the calibre and variety of the local food he provides, but also for supporting the local communities to which he owes his success.