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Speaker Profile: Kevin Shand

Kevin Shand will be hosting our demo kitchen this year and we couldn't be happier. As a very proud Aberdeonian who is very close to his roots we know he will make an amazing host. His love for red wine may also be another reason our team were happy to have him onboard...

Throughout his career Kev has always striven to be the best he can. His passion for cooking and the knowledge he has gathered over the years is evident in the modern fun style of cooking. 

Kevin’s Food Heaven: He has too many to mention however is a sucker for a proper Roast dinner especially Scotch Pork 

Kevin’s Food Hell: Tinned Spaghetti...Gadz 

Kev's Food Journey

Kev first started his cooking journey at a local restaurant in Bridge of Don before quickly moving on to join the Q-Brasserie team which held 2AA rosettes. After two and a half years of excellent training, flavour exposure & techniques he moved on to the prestigious Marcliffe at Piffodels. There he spent 3 years learning what 5star standards were all about, before moving on to The Great Eastern at the Terrence Conran Hotel in London. 

Following this he then wisely chose to spend 3 years in the Borders of Scotland at the 4star -2AA rosette venue, The Burts Hotel, which had an excellent reputation for good consistent food. Kev later decided it was time for some travelling so he took off to Australia for a year, where he blended traveling, beach life and hard work to expand his knowledge of cooking abroad. He spent 7 months working in Darling Harbour, Sydney. 


Upon his return to Aberdeen Kev was head chef at The Olive Tree restaurant, The Stagedoor restaurant & The Rox Hotel before changing his career direction and joining an award winning independent wholesaler 'Braehead Foods' & The Cook School Scotland. After 7 amazing years with Braehead foods a fantastic job opportunity came his way & he has recently just taken up his new role as Business Development Manager for a local wholesale butcher called McWilliam Aberdeen Ltd & Butcher at the Brig!

For full details on what Kev will be cooking in the demo kitchen this year, download The Scottish Home Show App and check out the demo schedule.