Name and age
Jamie Mackinon, 23

Position within the team.
Team member, recently joined the team

Previous competition experience.
STV future chefs winner and did a 6 months working experience with Tom Kitchin as my prize. Craft Guilds Young chef of the year finalist, Young Scottish chef of the year winner 2017, CIS young chef of the year

Current Employer.
Seafood Ristorante St Andrews

Previous employment.
Murrays Hall Perth, Old Bridge inn, Post Box restaurant, Linthwaite House hotel

Inspirational Chef, Chefs and why?
Craig Jackson and David Aspin, they have both encouraged me and help me develop my career

Favourite Scottish ingredient.
I love Scottish shellfish as it is the best in the world

Favourite Scottish Supplier and why?
Lowrie fish suppliers constantly bring in the highest possible quality of fish and shellfish to us daily and are always giving us information regarding the best on the market

What are your ambitions?
To be as successful as I possibly can

Why do you want to be involved with the SCT?
I love being able to see what other competing chefs do and also see new skills

Where did you experience your most memorable meal to date?
The Kitchin, Brilliant flavours and service. The Three Chimneys excellent cooking and unrivalled setting