About Jamie Scott

Head Chef, Patron and driving force of The Newport, Jamie has been in kitchen from a very young age. Jamie took park in BBC MasterChef Professionals and was crowned the winner in 2014. After a series of Pop ups and events this led to the opening of The Newport in 2016 alongside his wife Kelly and was quickly being awarded 2AA rosettes and entry to The Michelin Guide.

Jamie is an advocate for zero waste and believes that you should work closely with all producers to understand supply and demand. Jamie’s style is unique and with his team this is constantly evolving. Using classic recipes and pairing with modern techniques Jamie showcases the bountiful larder from the surrounding areas in a modern Scottish offering. 

“I get excited with every new seasonal change no matter how long or short they may be. We have had a beautiful Summer and we are excited to move into Autumn, welcoming game season one of my favourite times of year.  Foraging weekly, exploring and learning about new finds is key to keeping us tied to the area and all that it offers. Too often chefs don’t see where their produce is actually coming from and I feel this is so vital to understanding the whole story, respecting the produce and in the end working with it better. We are lucky to have a vast of amazing suppliers on our very door step, I can’t help but get involved their produce when they are as passionate about Food and the customers experience with us is at the forefront of all that we do so I feel our knowledge and passion should always enhance this.

I love to see our customers reactions and surprise by the dishes we produce. We want each and every visit to be special and memorable. At the end of the day our customers are what keeps the business going and allows us to do what we love, our customer are an extension of our Newport Family and I am thankful for that always.

 My aim has always been to create a destination for customers as well as those who work with us. A work life balance is a must especially within our industry and its important to me that my team are very much part of the journey of The Newport. A lot of us have young budding families, myself and wife included so it’s key to love what you do.  We wouldn’t be where we are today without our team and I’m grateful for lifelong friends amongst them all.”

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