Be inspired by restaurateurs Ali & Bob

An award-winning husband and wife restaurant duo are serving up the secrets of their business success at Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network’s latest ‘Striving For Excellence’ inspirational talks series.

Ali and Bob Abercrombie have invited members and guests to their award-winning AliBob Café at Cairn O’Mohr Winery in Errol on Thursday, July 27 from 6-9pm.

Running their own food business was a long-held ambition for ardent foodies Ali and Bob (from nearby Inchture). That dream came true in 2014 when the owners of neighbouring Cairn O’ Mhor decided to enlist an independent business to run their café while they concentrated on their fruit winery business.

Inspired by their travels in Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East, the couple are passionate about fresh, seasonal and local produce. Ingredients are sourced from local producers between Perth and Dundee whenever possible, with fresh bread baked every morning in Perth and coffee made from freshly ground beans which are roasted in Dundee. And the café’s cakes, scones and pastries are freshly baked by Ali every day.

Said Ali Abercrombie: “After almost ten years overseas, Bob and I figured it was time to come back home to Scotland and a timely opportunity to take over the cafe at the local Cairn O’Mohr winery led us to embarking on the true journey of our lives.

“We love to feed people. We love to make people happy with food and drink and what finer place to do that than the original and only winery in Scotland. Cairn O’Mohr have been sharing their love of wine for almost 30 years so we are certainly in our infancy compared to their majestic presence in this world. But our partnership is a thing of beauty and we both understand what it means to make sure that the experience and enjoyment of our customers, when they choose to come and visit us, is paramount.”

Added Jane Rennie, PBN Chairwoman: “We are delighted that Ali and Bob Abercrombie have taken time out of their busy working week to participate in PBN’s ‘Striving for Excellence’ talks series.

“It’s a great opportunity for members and guests to learn from this inspirational couple. We look forward to hearing about the lessons they have learned on their business journey. I am sure it will be a very enjoyable session for the PBN audience, and provide a fresh outlook on how to address some of the challenges our members face.”

Tickets costing £16 (PBN members) and £20 for non-members are available on Eventbrite via the PBN website www.perthshirebusinesswomen.co.uk

Ticket price includes travel to and from Errol and a delicious buffet.

For more information about Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network (PBN) or for comment, please contact Alison Lowson on 0758 409 3354 or by email a.lowson@volpa.co.uk

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