The Chocolate Flying Scotsman


The Borders Railway is the longest new domestic railway to be built in the United Kingdom for over 100 years.  Costing over £294M, the new line was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 9th September 2015.  To celebrate the launch of the Borders Railway and to help raise public awareness of the new service, Ruth was commissioned to create a 1:17 scale model of the Flying Scotsman train made entirely out of chocolate.


“This is worth a watch – proper modelling!”

Pete Waterman OBE


Chocolate truffle

making with the Royals


In recognition of her international culinary achievements, Ruth was selected to receive a Royal visit by HRH Prince Edward.  Arriving at The Chocolate & Pastry School by helicopter, HRH Prince Edward spent a morning making chocolate truffles under Ruth’s guidance.


Following his visit to the school, Ruth now receives orders for Cocoa Black chocolates from Holyrood Palace whenever there’s a Royal visit!


Judging at the

World Chocolate Masters


If you’re organising a culinary competition, especially for professionals, you need a chef with an exceptional reputation and experience in the industry.


Ruth has judged at the very highest level of competition,

most recently working with Michel Roux Jr.

at the World Chocolate Masters.

Gourmet Abu Dhabi


Following her success at the World Chocolate Masters, Ruth’s chocolate and pastry demonstrations are in high demand internationally.  She has demonstrated in Australia, Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific.


Ruth has twice demonstrated at Gourmet Abu Dhabi, Asia’s biggest culinary exhibition, attracting over 10,000 chocolate and pastry enthusiasts.

Callebaut Online Live Demonstration


Callebaut is the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer. Ruth is a member of a select network of Callebaut brand ambassadors who help to shape the industry by passing on the latest technical skills and knowledge to other chocolate and pastry artisans. As UK World Chocolate Master, Ruth was selected by Callebaut to front its online demonstration.


Watch the demonstration

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