With the advent of Slow Food UK Week (18 to 24 June) its Slow Food UK Chef Alliance partner, Highland Park whisky, has announced over 50 chefs have signed up to the Alliance.
Among the chefs to have joined are Michael Roux Jr, Marcus Wareing, Angela Hartnett, Georgio Locatelli, Raymond Blanc, Paul Wedgewood, Neil Forbes, Tony Singh and Michael Smith. They join the many culinary masters that have already pledged their support to the scheme that champions sustainably-sourced quality produce.
To celebrate Slow Food UK Week many chefs in the Alliance will be holding special Slow Food UK-themed menus and events across the UK, as well as Highland Park tastings.
Marketing director of Highland Park Peter Sandstrom said: “Our partnership with Slow Food UK has gone from strength to strength and we are thrilled that more than 50 of the UK’s best chefs are now members of the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance. This is a significant milestone, one which we hope that we will be able to build on over the coming months. By reaching out to more chefs up and down the country, this will allow us to promote our passion for flavour and craftsmanship, which is at the very heart of Highland Park.”
Catherine Gazzoli, Slow Food UK’s CEO, added: “With the Chef’s Alliance we hope to engage Britain’s chefs in actively supporting the aims of Slow Food UK, by championing small scale producers and sustainably-sourced quality produce. We are delighted to be working on this exciting project with a partner such as Highland Park, whose production values are so close to the Slow Food ethos.”