Born in Glasgow, multi-award-winning chef Gary Maclean has been at the heart of the Scottish hospitality industry for 35 years, working up and down the country to open and develop over 80 venues.
Gary was awarded the title of Scotland’s National Chef by the Scottish Government. In this voluntary role, It is this passion for mentoring young people that led him to become the Executive Chef at City of Glasgow College.
In December 2016 he was crowned the champion of BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals Gary has travelled the world to promote Scottish food education and culture, including in the USA, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Colombia,
Cuba and Canada.
Gary is the author of Kitchen Essentials: The Joy of Home Cooking and Gary Maclean’s Scottish Kitchen. He owns a sustainable Scottish seafood restaurant called Creel Caught in the heart of Edinburgh.