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Graeme & Lily McKinnon

Directors & Owners of La Truffe Noire

Graeme & Lily have been married for over 50 years. The couple ran a successful restaurant in Glasgow city centre 'Cafe Azzuro' and purchased The Brodick Bar on the beautiful Isle of Arran in Scotland in 2018. 

Together with their ambitious grandson Chef Timur Unal they decided to change the name of the restaurant to 'La Truffe Noire' changing the menu to fine dining a la carte & Tasting Menu.

Graeme & Lily are Godparents to three children in the Burgandy region of France and their grandparents own a vineyard. Graeme devised a superb wine list and wine pairings are available to compliment the tasting menu.

Lily is our very talented pastry chef having filmed with Jamie Oliver and he loved her lavendar shortbread receipe so much he put it in his book!

Graeme & Lily McKinnon Owners of La Truffe Noire Arran

Laura McKinnon & Timur Unal

General Manager & Director & Head Chef

Laura is the daughter of Lily & Graeme and Timur is Laura's son.

Laura ran the kitchen in Cafe Azzuro and is now the General Manager of La Truffe Noire.

Laura and Timur moved to Arran in 2011 when Timur was 9 years old. 

Timur is our award winning head chef. At the age of 21 he is an ambitious and very talented chef. 

Laura McKinnon and Timur Unal General manager and head Chef of La Truffe Noire  Arran
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Lukasz Wojdyga Sous Chef at La Truffe Noire Arran

Lukasz Wojdyga

Sous Chef

Classically trained, Lukasz is a highly regarded chef in Arran. Originally from Poland he loves to go fishing and is very skilled in foraging for ingredients. We warmly consider him a member of our family.

Derren Ferguson Commis Chef at La Truffe Noire Arran

Derren Ferguson

Commis Chef

Derren lives in Corrie, Arran and loves motorbiking. We took Derren on as an apprentice commis chef. Derren is a valued member of our kitchen team and he loves to learn knew skills. Chef Timur is fast tracking Derren in an intensive six month course. We are excited for his future and to see him develop in our kitchen

John Boyd Kitchen Porter at La Truffe Noire Arran

John Boyd

Previously a Podiatrist, John retired to the Island and now works with us in the kitchen.

John was a very good Rugby player in his day. He is hard working and a very interesting man, having worked in Cuba. We hold John in high regard and he also looks after Laura & Timur's Great Dane Boris!

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