A CHEF at the Trump Turnberry Hotel has brought back silverware from the Culinary World Cup.

Andrew MacKay, the Ayrshire hotels award winning pastry chef, was part of a team who created a winning menu at the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.

Working for the hotel in Ayr for more than five years, the experienced pâtissier was able to show off some of the finest Scottish ingredients which centred at each of the dishes.

Part of a team of the seven notable Scottish chefs, the group managed to bring back a silver medal for the country whilst competing against tough competition from all over the world.

The infamous event hosts some of the finest and most skilful chefs in the business with the team going head to head with over 45 other countries in the dog eat dog five-day competition.

A great deal of pressure paid off for the Scots as they managed to secure the runners up spot.

Speaking after the event, Andrew explained his delight at being part of a team that managed to fend off some of the most prestigious competition in the world.

Andrew, said: “It was such a great honour to pick up a silver award at such a prestigious culinary event – particularly given we were competing against some of the world’s most renowned chefs. It was a real team effort and one that I’m incredibly proud to be part of.

“We wanted to create a menu that was reflective of the fantastic suppliers that we are fortunate to have here on our doorstep in Scotland. Having worked at Trump Turnberry for more than five years, I felt I was fully prepared to deliver a truly five-star service that would impress.

“Looking ahead to 2019, I am already thinking about what we can do to improve and hopefully bring home a gold next time for Scotland.”