Top chef promotes Scotland in the US

A TOP Scottish chef is helping to promote produce caught and farmed in Scotland at this week’s Seafood Expo North America in Boston.
Mark Greenaway, owner of the restaurant Mark Greenaway in Edinburgh, is managing the Seafood from Scotland seafood bar at the show, which welcomes more than 20,000 visitors from the international seafood community over three days.
He has been cooking Scottish haddock, salmon, trout, langoustines, cod, monkfish, crab and mackerel and transforming them with modern techniques over the three-day exhibition which ends today.
Greenaway has been joined by a delegation of Scotland’s top fish and seafood companies, hoping to make their mark on North America.
Among those attending are WesterRoss, which will be showcasing for the first time its hot-cured honey smoked salmon, Dawnfresh which is introducing its premium R.R Spink branded salmon and trout to the US market, and the Scottish Salmon Company, which is responsible for around 20 per cent of all salmon production in Scotland and is an established player in the American market.
Greenaway said he was thrilled to work with the Seafood Scotland team at such an important show on the global seafood calendar.
‘We have such a fantastic array of seafood on offer in Scotland and this show offers the opportunity to showcase this on an international stage in an innovative and exciting way.’
Clare MacDougall, trade marketing manager at Seafood Scotland, said: ‘Export trade is crucial for the seafood industry in the UK, and our ongoing mission to inspire international audiences with Scottish salmon and seafood is one of the main elements of our global marketing strategy to support the sector.
‘We are delighted to be collaborating with Mark Greenaway in Boston, as we demonstrate the quality and diversity of what Scotland’s waters and our growing drinks industry has to offer.’
Susan Beattie, head of food and drink at Scottish Development International, said: ‘It’s great to see such a strong delegation of ambitious Scottish companies going out to Boston to showcase their products to an influential international audience in one of our top prospect markets.’