Kirsten Gilmour is a passionate, straight-talking, award-winning Head Chef from New Zealand living and working in the Cairngorms, Scotland.  Owner of The Mountain Cafe, Aviemore, she is a regular contributor to BBC Scotland’s Kitchen Cafe, a show which promotes the sheer joy of growing and cooking your own food – an ethos very much shared by Kirsten and the rest of the team at the Mountain Cafe.


Kirsten launched her first book The Mountain Cafe Cookbook; A Kiwi in the Cairngorms in February 2017.  It sold out within the first month of publication and is now on it’s second print run.

Come have lunch with Kirsten on Friday of Faclan.