Renowned for his lively personality and skill in designing quirky and delicious dishes, Tony is also a firm favourite on television having made regular appearances on shows such as The Great British Menu, Saturday Kitchen and Ready Steady Cook.
Tony, who is a family friend of an NHS Borders staff member, offered to work with the catering team to cook a selection of dishes including chicken and spinach masala and vegetable dhal curry.
Muriel Thomson, catering manager, said: “We were delighted to welcome Tony to the catering department at Borders General Hospital – there was a real buzz amongst the team.
“It was a privilege for our staff to work alongside him for the day and collaboratively produce a special themed menu which was on sale for our NHS Borders colleagues.”
Tony added: “I loved my time in the kitchen with the catering team at the Borders General Hospital.
“Any way in which I can help all of the front line heroes and the heroes behind the scenes in the NHS I will.”