Our kitchens are probably producing the finest food in Aberdeenshire. We provide first rate food for the various hospitality events that take place here and we also make a selection of delicious, some would say dangerously addictive, products which are sold in local food outlets.
Rupert and Louisa joined us full-time in October 2017 having worked intermittently for us over the preceding couple of years.
First the Love Story:
Rupert was Chef-de-Partie in two separate Michelin-starred restaurants, The Glasshouse and La Trompette, before moving to teaching cookery at Leiths School of Food and Wine.
Louisa who has cooked at Kincardine Castle since she was a child was Head Pastry Chef for Theo Randall at his London restaurant before she too moved to teaching cookery at Leiths School of Food and Wine.
The rest, is history.
We are confident that today our kitchens produce what is arguably the finest cuisine in Aberdeenshire.
After many years working at some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants and top cookery schools, Louisa and Rupert moved to Royal Deeside in 2015. Since then they have cooked at many of the big houses across Scotland and relished working with the amazing ingredients that are abundant up here, particularly the wild mushrooms, amazingly fresh fish and shellfish and huge variety of game.
With their extensive culinary background they are versatile chefs and happy to cook anything you desire. Whatever your dietary requirements and gastronomic predelictions, they will work with you to create perfect menus for any occasions.
This separate little food business started by accident in 2008 following the death of Andrew’s mother which resulted in a spare kitchen and Margaret Stephen who was reluctant to retire. Putting the two to good use we produced shortbread and this evolved into a widening range of home bakery products plus jams, marmalade and chutneys. Seasonal products deal with gluts from the Kincardine Castle gardens.
Our Seville Orange Marmalade has twice won a coveted Gold Award in the World Marmalade Championships, plus a Silver and Bronze.
Our Cheese Crispies are the best-selling biscuit.
Kincardine Kitchen Famous Chefs at Kincardine
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Some kind words from our previous guests…
“We had such a lovely stay at the castle for the Luthman/Snell wedding. The breakfasts, cocktail hours and our dinner on Sunday evening were all equally wonderful and fit for Royalty! Thank you so much for the hospitality and making us feel so welcome in your castle-home”. April 2016