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Chefs@school Sign up to work with our new Chefs@ school project to help Scottish children know more about their food and you will have a great experience. Since Chefs@ School launched in September we have had over 350 schools sign up and over 100 chefs sign up to the project. You can volunteer as little or as much time as you can give and you can get help and resouces from the team in the office. Sign up now
Join us Chef - Membership only £27.50 You don't have to be a head chef or work in fine dining to join the Federation. Its about being part of a group of like minded professionals who want to do their job to the best of their ability and to maintain standards in all sectors of the industry. Become a member of the Federation and support the industry in 2015. Membership costs just £27.50 a year and entitles you benefits including supplier discounts, FREE job advertising on the website, information and industry news. You can also be assured that all the money we raise is reinvested in the Industry in Scotland   Just click to join online!
College Members If you are thinking about studying to be come a chef we have college members across the length and breadth of Scotland providing excellent facilities for students. If you are a chef we would encourage you to build strong relationships with your local college helping and supporting them in training the chefs of the future. We will be working with our college members throughout the year to give them opportunities for workplacements brining in guest and specialist lecturers and assisting them in any way we can .  List of College members
Current FCS Members Job Vacancies  Our careers section has job listings from some of our members. We currently have vacancies posted in Edinburgh Aberdeen and Glasgow for CDP's, Head chef and Sous chef. OUr recruiters are some of the best to work for in the Uk so have a look. Don't forget if you are an FCS member advertising your vacancies is FREE as part of your membership fee. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it See vacancies

NEW R R Spink Sustainable Trout Competition

Trout-250-x-150We are delighted to announce the launch, at the Scottish Chefs Conference, of the New Sustainable Trout Competition.
During this Year of Scottish Food and Drink RR Spink a leading Scottish Supplier of premier Trout and Salmon Products seeks to find a chef who can showcase their products in an original and innovative way.
The prize for the winning chef is a three day excursion to experience all aspects of sustainable fish farming. Accommodation, travel and all meals are included. 
Day 1: An indepth tour of Loch Etive where the trout is sustainably farmed. The day includes time on the water with the team of expert fish farmers and aquaculturists. 
Day 2: A day spent at Arbroath learning more about how the fish is handprepared and cured, including deboning and smoking. 
Day 3: A day spent with inhouse chef Scott Fraser looking at new product development, exploring new ways to prepare and enjoy smoked trout and salmon

 The overall aim is to encourage chefs working in the UK to make greater useof sustainably farmed Scottishseafood.

The deadline for entries is Monday 16 November and the final of the competition will take place in the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School on Wednesday 25 November. Read on for more details and how to apply.

Read more: NEW R R Spink Sustainable Trout Competition


Scotland are Nations Cup Champions once more

Team-Scotland-2016City of Glasgow College Chef Senior Lecturer, Gary Maclean, and HND Professional Cookery students, Lenka Faksoba and Darren Seggie represented Scotland at the prestigious biennial competition.

They defended the title won in 2013, against student teams from Canada, Italy, Mexico, Barbados and hosts, USA.

Gary, who also led the winning team in the 2013 competition, said: "To be able to represent your country against the best in the world is a great privilege. Working with Lenka and Darren has been a pleasure, two amazingly talented young people who showed everyone that Scottish food and culinary education is world class.

"We have been lucky to have had so much support for the whole team at the college and the Federation of Chefs Scotland, without these two amazing institutions we would never have been able to participate and give the future of the industry an opportunity to shine."

Read more: Scotland are Nations Cup Champions once more


Culinary Olympics Update

sct-logoThe draw has just taken place in Germany for the competition days for the National Culinary teams. The update so far, is for the competition days in the Hot Kitchens at the Culinary Olympics 2016. The Scottish Team will be competing on the first day of competition, Saturday 22 October. Although we will be competing against a standard, diners in the restaurant that day will have a choice of 8 National Menus and the other 7 teams competing on that day are Germany, Canada, South Korea, Wales, Greece, Hong Kong and Finland. More updates to follow...




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