Inverclyde cook dinner at famend cooking competitors


A chef from Inverclyde will finally have the chance to step onto a plate in a prestigious cooking competition.

Former St. Columba’s School student Jonathan Ferguson is a finalist on the Roux Scholarship, which offers the chance to work in a three-star Michelin restaurant around the world.

He was supposed to compete in the regional finals in March 2020, but the competition was canceled due to the coronavirus.

On September 9th, he will demonstrate his culinary skills at University College in Birmingham, preparing a dish of hake, clams and leeks.

After working with the late Andrew Fairlie in Gleneagles, he is now at the Raby Hunt restaurant in County Durham.

Jonathan, 25, said, “It feels good that it’s finally coming.

“I’ll go in there and enjoy it.”