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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

Seafood Expo the Scots are coming! 21-23 April Brussels.

Seafood ExpoSeafood Expo the Scots are coming! 21-23 April Brussels.

For the last 3 years the Federation of Chefs Scotland has been proud to support Seafood Scotland at the Seafood Expo in Brussels. In 2014 the event was attended by nearly 26,000 visitors from over 150 Countries.

In 2014 the team of FCS chefs served over 400 lunches from the seafood bar using 11 seafood species covering all seafood categories from Scotland, wild seafood and aquaculture, shellfish, white fish and pelagic seafood. 2500 samples of Cullen skink were served to visitors over the 3 day exposition.

Seafood is Scotland’s premier food export and we export to over 100 countries globally, therefore attendance at the world’s largest seafood is of paramount importance to the Scottish economy. The Federation of Chefs Scotland are proud to be ambassadors for this wonderful natural resource. 


New Board members and less toque and more action for 2015 and beyond.

It was time for a change. At the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Chefs Scotland (FCS), on 31st March 2015, there was a unanimous vote to adopt a new constitution. This constitution reflects, more closely, the aims and objectives of the Federation for the future.The drive for change is underpinned with 4 new talented new chefs recruited to the FCS Board. The North East of Scotland sees more representation on the board with the recruitment of Kevin Shand from Flavours at Home and Braehead Foods and  Kevin Dalgleish, Executive chef at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.  David Hunt Executive Chef at Inspire Catering brings a wealth of experience, having competed as an individual at both national and international level and as a previous manager of the Scottish Culinary Team. Adam Newth, Head Chef at Castle in Dundee was the Young Scottish Chef of the Year and Young Seafood Chef 2013 and brings a new perspective as the youngest board member.

Read more: New Board members and less toque and more action for 2015 and beyond.


Could you represent your country? Team recruitment Afternoon Monday 27 April at Entier Aberdeen

As a member of The World Association of Chefs Societies,  Scotland  compete at a number of international culinary events. We are recruiting now for a team of chefs who will compete at the Culinary Olympics in Germany in  2016 and the 2018 Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg. Team Scotland are currently ranked 12th in the World. The team will be led by Bruce Lawrence, Executive Chef at Entiér.Bruce has a wealth of competition experience including having competed with the Culinary Team for many years.

Read more: Could you represent your country? Team recruitment Afternoon Monday 27 April at Entier Aberdeen


11th Annual Golf Challenge 3 August 2015

We are delighted to announce the date for the 11th Annual Golf Challenge as Monday 3 August 2015 at a new venue - the Murrayshall Hotel and Golf Club.

As usual its set to be a great event with chefs suppliers and sponsors battling it out in a shot gun start event. There are prizes for best team score, mystery partner, Booby prize, 1st 2nd and 3rd places individually, nearest the pin and the longest drive.As usual it is first come first served, we would like to have all bookings and payment received by mid June 2015 although we will close the bookings as soon as we have the spaces (maximum 72) filled.Cost for the golf day is £40.00 for FCS Members and £65.00 for non Members.

Read more: 11th Annual Golf Challenge 3 August 2015


Holchem Food Safety Challenge - Results

Holchem Food Safety Challenge WinnerDuring the Scottish Culinary Championships all of the competitors are scrutinised for their food safety skills as well as their culinary skills. In 2015 Holchem one of the FCS’s business partners supplied 2 judges who worked tirelessly throughout ScotHot to ensure that those competitors with the highest standards were recognised. Pictured is the overall Winner James Foster of the Loch Lomond Golf Club.


Read more: Holchem Food Safety Challenge - Results


Results Live Theatre @ ScotHot 4 &5 March

The Live theatre was buzzing with excitement all day today, with a huge audience turning out to watch the competitors step up to the plate!

Please click on the link below to see the full list of results.

Read more: Results Live Theatre @ ScotHot 4 &5 March


Results Culinary Art @ ScotHot 4 & 5 March

The Culinary Art Section of the Scottish Culinary Championships got off a great start today with 5 Gold and 15 Silver Medals awarded!

Click on the link below for full details of the competitors and their awards

Read more: Results Culinary Art @ ScotHot 4 & 5 March


Results Skills Arena @Scothot 4 & 5 March

The Skills Arena was a new and exciting feature of the Scottish Culinary Championships at ScotHot, it got off to a great start today with an amazing 9 Gold Medals being awarded.

Thank you and congratulations to all the competitors who took part! Read on for todays results.

Read more: Results Skills Arena @Scothot 4 & 5 March


Entiér to be the Headquarters for Scottish Culinary Team

Peter-Bruce--Ian-MAcDonald-At the beginning of a new year that celebrates the Food and Drink of Scotland the Federation of Chefs Scotland (FCS) is delighted to announce that Entiér Limited will now provide the new headquarters and training facilities for the Scottish Culinary Team.

Entiér was chosen as the Scottish Culinary Team Partner due to a unique combination of key factors. It was important to the FCS to work with a Scottish Company who had an outstanding commitment to staff development and training. Their impressive in-house training facilities will provide a fantastic HQ, meeting the training requirements of the team and the industry expertise of the Entiér personnel will ensure the smooth delivery of the work needed to get the Scottish Culinary Team to the Olympics.

Ian MacDonald President of the Federation of Chefs Scotland said “We are delighted to be working with Entiér to deliver a competition ready Scottish Culinary Team for the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt in 2016. Although our new Team HQ will be in Aberdeen we would encourage chefs from all sectors of the industry and regions of Scotland to think about competing for a place to represent their country on the world’s culinary stage.”

Read more: Entiér to be the Headquarters for Scottish Culinary Team




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