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Meet the Chef


Back on his home turf after a spell as Executive Head Chef at the iconic Playboy Club London, Jamie Walker cares as much about the quality of the bar food at Alea Glasgow as the dishes he delivers in the main restaurant. Jamie worked as a sous chef at London’s Dorchester Hotel for almost seven years and at other prestigious restaurants before joining us for the launch of Alea Glasgow back in 2007.


Signature dish?
Roast loin of pork, black pudding with apple sauce and crackling

Favourite restaurant?
Akbar’s Indian in Glasgow

What’s your go-to meal at home?
Chicken and mushroom risotto

Funniest thing to happen in the kitchen?
Confusing lobster mousse and pistachio ice cream!

Advice to a young chef?
Be a sponge – soak everything up! Never be afraid to try new things. Listen carefully to advice.

Chef's Tips

Making the perfect roast potatoes:

  • When the potatoes are peeled and dry, scratch them all over with a fork for extra crispiness
  • Let the potatoes dry out fully before putting in the oven
  • Always season well before baking!

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