BRAIN FOOD: Canteen culture - Glenmorangie

BRAIN FOOD: Canteen culture - Glenmorangie - Entree At the moment, Glenmorangie's canteen isn't in the canteen at all. Because of a structural problem in the building, the canteen floor is being ripped out and replaced. So the employees - from barrel-carr

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Entree At the moment, Glenmorangie's canteen isn't in the canteen at all. Because of a structural problem in the building, the canteen floor is being ripped out and replaced. So the employees - from barrel-carriers to the board - are having to make do with a trio of Portakabins plonked on the lawn outside the company's East Lothian HQ until the fault is rectified.

Main dish Under these difficult conditions, the caterers aren't doing badly at all. Staff can choose from a selection of appetising hot meals, good fluffy baked potatoes and a vegetarian option. Nor are you likely to find the deep-fried cliches popularly associated with Scottish food. Fresh fruit abounds and the salad bar offers an impressive range of heart-friendly fare. Dishes are heavily subsidised and a couple of pound notes (they are still found in the wild up here) would buy both breakfast and lunch.

Dessert The battleship-grey interior of a Portakabin may not be the most salubrious place to lunch, but an effort was clearly being made with fresh flowers on every table. There were also nifty little displays of the company's products dotted around, in case you forgot where you were - which would be difficult as there is a faint (and not disagreeable) aroma of whisky floating around the site. And, like everywhere else in the Highlands, the views from the window are all really rather nice.

Whine list None, really. They're making a brave effort in a temporary setting.

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