Bookings open for POAP 2023 on
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August 2023


Clive Lamb - UHI Perth

Saturday 4th August - 14:00

Clive has been teaching at UHI Perth since 2006; initially, in a part time role while working as Head Chef at Murrays Hall Hotel in Scone, before undertaking a full-time position as Chef lecturer. Prior to this he trained at the 5-star Cameron House Hotel and Resort in Loch Lomond.

“The main role of my job at UHI Perth is running the training kitchen for our award-winning Gallery Restaurant,” he said. “It is very rewarding to see the students work with lots of different ingredients while developing their skills.

“The Gallery Restaurant is open three times a week during term time and uses fresh local ingredients prepared by our students. Our vegetarian dishes are very popular, so at the Perth Show I will be demonstrating a Cauliflower dish cooked three ways.”


Tom Lewis - Monachyle Mhor

Friday 4th August - 14:00

Tom is the life and soul of Monachyle Mhor. You’re bound to see him on any visit, out foraging for the restaurant, laughing loudly, chatting, helping here, fixing there. He lives next door to Monachyle Mhor with his wife Lisa May. Tom started his career as a chef in 1995, inspired by well-known chef Nico Ladenis, whom he heard enthusing about food on Desert Island Discs, and David Wilson of the Peat Inn. By the end of 1996, the Monachyle Mhor Hotel had won its first AA Rosette, which has been renewed every year since. Subsequent awards for the chef and hotel restaurant include the Booker Prize Industry Award in 2003, and an Egon Ronay Guide Award in 2005. Tom Lewis was defeated by his friend Nick Nairn in the Scottish heat of the first ever BBC television series The Great British Menu.


Neil Mugg - UHI Perth

Friday 4th August - 13:00

Neil has enjoyed a fantastic career working as a Chef in Scotland. “If I were to be reincarnated, I would definitely come back as a Chef!”

Starting on the west coast of Scotland in a country house hotel, he moved to Glasgow in 1990 to further his career in developing skills as a Pastry Chef whilst also studying at Glasgow and James Watt college.

Whilst working and training in Glasgow, Neil moved periodically and has worked in many places including One Devonshire Gardens and was the Head Pastry Chef at the Hilton Hotel.

In 2003, Neil relocated to Perthshire and worked at Gleneagles Hotel. In 2008, he took up a part time position at UHI Perth and worked in both places until 2016.

In 2016 after leaving Gleneagles, Neil worked in three colleges across Scotland and is now happy in his role at UHI Perth.

Neil enjoys cooking and baking and will be using his skills to showcase a variety of Summer Desserts and sweet goods at Perth Show.

Adam Newth Personal Chef

Adam Newth - The Tayberry Restaurant

Saturday 4th August - 13:00

We are delighted that chef Adam Newth will be joining this year’s POAP.

Many of you will know Adam Newth, from The Tayberry Restaurant in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee. From opening in 2015 to closing in May 2023, The Tayberry welcomed thousands of guests through its doors and in that time achieved several accolades, along with being awarded 2 AA Rosettes and being in the Michelin Guide, every year since 2016.

Adam has now embarked on the next chapter of his career as a chef. Adam Newth Personal Chef is an exciting new venture that brings a very intimate, exclusive, and personal dining experience into your own home.

Working with you to design your perfect menu, Adam takes all the hassle away from you and ensures you enjoy the perfect meal with zero fuss. Whether it is for an intimate dinner for 2, or a large dinner party, Adam can provide a solution to fit.

Regional Rising Star at the Thistle Awards
2 AA Rosettes – 2015 to 2023
Michelin Guide – 2016 to 2023
ScotHot Scottish Young Chef of the Year 2015
Seafood Scotland – Scottish Seafood Chef of the Year 2016
CIS- Young Chef of the Year 2015
RR. Spink & Sons Ltd Trout Chef of the Year 2015
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year at Dundee Business Awards 2019


Sarah Rankin - Sarah Rankin Cooks

Saturday 4th August - 12:00

“Sarah Rankin is a MasterChef 2022 Finalist, food writer and lover of Scottish flavours and produce.
Sarah celebrates Scotland’s Larder and its artisan producers in her food writing, broadcasting, chef demonstrations, private dining, supper clubs and food festival appearances. You’ll find her food stories in Scottish Field, The Courier and The P&J, and hear her regular contributions on BBC Radio Scotland. She was thrilled to be nominated in the Food Influencer category at the 2022 Scottish Influencer Awards.
Sarah will be hosting the 30th Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships in October 2023 after appearing as a judge in last year’s competition.
She loves to celebrate local suppliers, sustainable food practices and Scottish produce and is working on her first cookbook, ‘Kith’ which celebrates Scottish flavours, seasonality, local producers and the joy of cooking for those you love. Sarah is delighted to be appearing at the Perth Show this year and is looking forward to showcasing the best of Perthshire produce.”

Executive Head Chef

Christopher Rowley,
Executive Head Chef & Owner of Ballintaggart

Friday 4th August - 12:00

Ballintaggart is a carefully curated collection of businesses in Highland Perthshire established in 2016, established by family team Chris and Andrew Rowley. The business began at Ballintaggart Farm in 2016. At Ballintaggart you will find a special place to relax, restore and indulge. It offers refined, rural accommodation with two individually designed bedrooms, a living room with spectacular views in every season and a spacious kitchen for guests use. It is also an atypical wedding and events venue, where long table dining is a speciality and menus showcase the best of Scotland’s outstanding natural larder and where possible, ingredients grown in the kitchen garden or foraged from the surrounding fields and forests.