Aged twenty, Andrew was awarded the first Roux Scholarship,
offering him the opportunity to train with legendary chef Michel
Guerard at Les Prés d'Eugénie in Gascony. This profoundly
influenced his culinary approach. After subsequent years in top
Paris kitchens he returned with his family to the UK, eventually
coming home to Perthshire in 2001 to open his eponymous restaurant
at the Gleneagles Hotel and Resort.
In January 2006 Restaurant Andrew Fairlie became one of only
eleven restaurants in the UK to be awarded two Michelin stars, and
was voted one of the world's top ten 'Greatest Hotel Restaurants'
by US Hotel magazine. In the same year, Andrew was voted AA Chef's
Chef of the Year.