Deeside dinner for the best of beef

Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk'Banchory Lodge Hotel Scott Stephen
Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk'Banchory Lodge Hotel Scott Stephen

A celebration of the art of cooking a succulent steak will be held at a Deeside hotel on Friday, March 11 and proceeds will go to charity.

Banchory Lodge Hotel will host the “Charity Dinner Celebrating Beef” as a member of the Scotch Beef Club, run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The night will feature a line-up of speakers who share a passion for top quality beef and a Scotch Beef PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) meal prepared by the hotel’s head chef, Scott Stephen.

Among the speakers will be Jilly Greed, co-founder of Ladies in Beef, Angela McGregor, of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, and Scotch Beef Farm of the Year winner David Watson.

The event will raise funds for the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI).

RSABI provide financial assistance, support and a helpline to people who have worked in land-based employment and through age, injury, illness or misfortune, now experience hardship.

Carol McLaren, head of communications at Quality Meat Scotland, said: “Quality assured Scotch Beef has earned a global reputation for its quality and taste and the dinner promises to be a valuable opportunity to celebrate the skills and dedication of all those who work in our industry to be brilliant ambassadors for the Scotch Beef brand.”

Jilly Greed of Ladies in Beef, added: “As a group we are passionate about increasing awareness of the quality of British Beef and this evening promises to be a fantastic opportunity to come to Scotland and celebrate what Scotch Beef has to offer, including its coveted PGI status.

“We have around 150 members at the moment and very much welcome new members, particularly in the run up to Great British Beef Week which starts on April 23.”

Ladies in Beef is an organisation of over 150 female beer farmers and was formed to help promote British beef.

QMS runs the Scottish Beef Club at around 300 restaurants and a butchers’ club at around 300 butcher businesses.

To find out about attending the dinner, call Banchory Lodge on 01330 822625 or visit www.banchorylodge.com.