2nd March 2016

Charity Dinner to Celebrate Best of Beef

The dedication and commitment involved in producing top quality beef will be celebrated at a special “Charity Dinner Celebrating Beef” taking place at Banchory Lodge Hotel on March 11th.

The evening, organised by Banchory Lodge which is a member of the Scotch Beef Club run by Quality Meat Scotland, will feature a line-up of speakers who share a passion for top quality beef and a fabulous Scotch Beef PGI meal prepared by Scott Stephen, Head Chef at the hotel.

Among the speakers at the event will be Jilly Greed, co-founder of Ladies in Beef which was set up to help drive consumer awareness and support for British beef, and Scotch Beef Farm of the Year winner David Watson, who is based at Darnford near Banchory, as well as Angela McGregor of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.

The event will raise funds for RSABI, the Scottish charity providing 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 involved in its delivery to consumers – including farmers, butchers and chefs. The evening will also highlight the huge potential for 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 offers, 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 23rd.”

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

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