At Albert Bartlett, we are privileged to have two Michelin-starred chefs as our ambassadors. Andrew Fairlie is listed as one of the best chefs in the world, and, despite being in demand, he has helped us to promote healthy living.
Andrew began his career at the tender age of fifteen by training in his hometown of Perth, where he was an apprentice for four years. It was obvious he was talented from a young age when, at twenty, Andrew became the first recipient of the prestigious Roux Scholarship.
To this day, Andrew’s career boasts some of the best restaurants around the world including the Hotel de Crillon in Paris and the luxurious 5-star Royal Scotsman. When he returned to Scotland in 1995, he took up the role of executive chef at Glasgow’s One Devonshire Gardens, where he received not only acceptance into the esteemed Academie Culinaire de France; but also his first Michelin star which he held till his departure in 2001.
Andrew now runs an exclusive restaurant within the heart of the legendary Gleneagles Hotel and Resort. Within its first year the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star and a stream of awards followed. He’s helped Gleneagles become the only British restaurant to be included in the US publication “Hotels” as one of the top ten hotel restaurants in the world. His own restaurant ‘Andrew Fairlie’ has become the only restaurant in Scotland to have two Michelin Stars. But, the pinnacle of Andrew’s career was in 2011 when he was given the title of Grande Chef du Monde by Relais & Chateaux.