• Amy Middleton


Updated: May 6

Kitchens within one of Edinburgh’s most high-profile developments are set to get the ultimate grilling thanks to a partnership with Scotland’s youngest Michelin star winner and renowned chef Tom Kitchin.

In celebration of Edinburgh’s vibrant hospitality scene reopening, Tom is collaborating with CALA Homes on a live event at its Boroughmuir development in the city.

The Masterchef judge regular will be hosting a cook-along at CALA Homes’ recently opened second show-home on 7th May, using locally sourced ingredients from some of his favourite suppliers in the city, and showing home cooks how they can replicate the magic of his restaurant dishes in their own homes. The menu boasts a salmon fillet, sourced from Welch fishmongers in Newhaven served with spring peas and broad beans. The full recipe is shown below for budding home chefs to easily follow along with on the day.

Tom Kitchin, proprietor of four businesses across Edinburgh and East Lothian - The Kitchin, The Scran & Scallie, The Bonnie Badger, and Southside Scran - believes the partnership is the perfect opportunity to showcase the very best of Scottish produce as the hospitality industry reopens. He said: “Edinburgh has a fantastic hospitality scene and it’s great to do something fun and a bit different to celebrate the reopening of restaurants, bars, and pubs across the city”

“The invite from CALA is a fantastic opportunity to try out the kitchens at Boroughmuir, while giving home cooks a challenge to replicate the quality of a restaurant meal at home. The CALA kitchens have an incredible specification and look like the perfect setting for getting creative, so I’m excited to visit and try everything out”.

Boroughmuir’s show-home kitchen has been designed by Kitchens International, and is fully equipped with integrated Siemens appliances throughout, including an induction hob, fridge-freezer, black glass and stainless steel oven, and combination microwave oven.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East) said: “It’s a real honour to have Scotland’s most renowned chef cooking in a CALA kitchen – we’re thrilled to have him showcase how you can create a restaurant-quality dish from home. Since we welcomed our first residents late last year, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback on our kitchens, so we wanted to showcase and celebrate that, as well as local produce and hospitality, as best we could”.

CALA Homes has received the maximum 5-star rating in the Home Builders Federation’s National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey 2020, and in 2018 received the Customer Service Excellence Award at the Scottish Home Award for the third year running.

To join the cook-along follow @calahomes on Instagram or Facebook, and tune in to the live stream from 5pm on 7th May, or search for the dedicated hashtag, #TheKitchinAtCALA