About Lovat Cooking Agency

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Anne FraserAbout Anne Fraser:
Anne’s earliest practical cooking memory…perched on a chair at the cooker making bacon and eggs for mother’s breakfast in bed!

Prior to this, a wonderful set of copper miniature pots and pans were used to “pretend cook”. The toys’ tea parties staged in the nursery were all well attended – they had no choice!

Entertaining – sharing and giving generously of time and energy to the family and friends has always happened naturally with a degree of spontaneity with Anne being at the centre of the action!

The first cooking classes experienced at school were at Davidsons Mains Primary, Edinburgh going on to Miss Pringle at St Margarets, Newington. Miss Pringle’s favourite saying – “now girls, cultivate a sense of smell in the kitchen” never forgotten. Then at Kilgraston, a lot of cooking within the Grange under the tutelage of Mrs Drysdale and Miss Henderson lead on to attending the Cordon Bleu Cookery School, Marylebone Lane, London. The one year diploma course was undertaken in the 70s and this led to the beginning of my cookery career.

About Lovat Cooking:
Lovat Cooking was established in 1987 close to Dunkeld as a licensed employment agency for freelance cooks and chefs seeking part time, short term positions throughout Scotland, largely within the sporting fraternity.

In the early 1990’s the business expanded into doing ready meals, pre-paid food orders for the Kenmore Time Share owners, delivered on a weekly basis.

Then Anne Fraser was approached by the local estate factor and his wife to assist with a family wedding catering at a Castle near Stirling.  The event proved to be a tremendous success for all concerned and much other business ensued.

The outside catering was established.  Marquee weddings, teenage party food, a surprise dinner at Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness; and many other events, almost anything you can think of!  We were involved one year with the catering for the exclusive ‘Sponsors’ Marquee’ at Blair Castle Horse Trials and entertained many and varied clients.  In recent years we have looked after the Horse Trial jury judges at two lodges on the Atholl Estate.

Once Lovat Cooking was even asked to provide and deliver an early breakfast in a secret location within a damp Highland Forest for instructors on an outward bound training course. The trainees then had to make their own!

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