The RFYC Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian McGhie as the Club's new chef. He is currently the Head Chef at the Cawdor Tavern and before that held the position of Head Chef at the Golf View Hotel, Nairn.
In line with the strategy previously announced; Ian will be concentrating on catering for Members and on running the Piers Cafe which will reopen with Ian in charge. Bar management and the role of Club Manager will be carried out separately by a person appointed specifically to undertake that work.
Ian plans to begin work at the club on Monday 8th May. I am sure that members will give him a warm welcome and their full support as he seeks to revive catering at the club. To give you a taste of what to expect, he has provided the following sample list of dishes, from which the menu during May is likely to be selected.
To ensure that you do not miss out on the culinary renaissance please make a reservation by telephoning the Club on 01309 690247. If there is no answer please leave a message and it will be picked up.
Now that sailing has started again, it feels like a good time to remind all members of the dates for Open events this year. Regatta Weekend is on the 8th/9th July, with Findhorn Week running from the 10th/14th of July. As usual, we are looking for volunteers to help. We require assistance with administration ashore and on the Committee boats, as well as crew for the safety boats. We also need a Committee boat for the Firth during Regatta Weekend. If you are interested in being involved, please give me a call or email me.
We are pleased to say that Kath Smith will be re-opening the Piers Cafe on Saturday and will run it for the next few weeks until a new caterer is in place. (Open Wednesday to Sunday). She will also be providing food in the Club this Friday (phone for menu and booking) and on Saturday for the Race night, but booking is essential if you want to eat at the Club.
Choices for Saturday will be fish or scampi (£11 each) with chips and peas, or homemade macaroni cheese (£8), with salad and chips. After this weekend Kath will be providing a short menu each Friday and Saturday, but again, booking is essential.
Please phone the club on 01309 690247; leave a message if no answer.