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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

2015 Golf Challenge Results

2015 saw our Golf Challenge move to a new venue at Murrayshall Hotel and Golf Course. The FCS Organising team would like to say thank you to both Alan Reids, Tony Bryant and all of their staff for making the day so successful.

The results were, ( in reverse order!)

Booby prize Alan Hutchison
Nearest the pin at the 4th Kevan Jack
Nearest the pin at the 18th Ivor Clark
Longest drive at the 12th Andrew Carr
Mystery partner prize goes to Robert Hutchison and David Barnett with 72 points
Team prize  with a total of 91 points are Neil Thomson, Ivor Clark, Stewart Archibald and Gordon Paterson
 3rd place  with 37 points is Ross Graham
2nd place with 37 points is David Wilson
FCS golf champion 2015 with a score of 40 is David Thornton

Scottish Chefs Conference 10 Year Anniversary

sccpagelogoCan you believe its been a decade since the first Chefs Conference? Over the last 10 years we have seen some of the worklds finest chefs come to show us their craft and share their  experience.

However we think that its fair to say that organiser Willie Pike has outdone himself this time and there is an amazing "not to be missed" line up of 10 chefs sharing their sgnature dishes with you in November.

Steven Doherty - ex 3 michelin star Chef Le Gavroche
Ruth Hinks - Callebaut Ambassador and World Class Chocolatier Cocoa Black 
Tom Kitchin – From Nature to Plate Michelin Starred Chef The Kitchin
John Johnstone -  Chef Director Augusta National Georgia U.S.A.
April Partridge - Best young Chef 2014
William Curley M.C.A.  – Master Patissierie  
Angela Hartnett M.B.E. - Michelin Starred Chef Entrepreneur 
James Jockie Petrie - Executive Creative Chef Gordon Ramsay Group
Andrew Fairlie – 2 Michelin stars at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Clare Smyth M.B.E. -  3 Michelin Chef Royal Hospital Road Chelsea 

Then to cap it all in the evening there is a gastronomic delight in a 10 course tasting meal. Its not over egging the pudding to say that this really is a first for Scotlands Chefs to be able to see these great chefs and to experiencean incredible dining experience in the one day. So take the time off, book your ticket as its going to be a sell out. For more information go to the website.


Celebrate Delicious Dairy in August with the Scottish cheese trail

VS-year of food and drink master CMYK landscape logoCalling all chefs

In the 'Year of Food and Drink’ Calendar 2015 August is Dairy Month and Scottish Cheese Trail is hosting an online 'Celebration of Scottish Cheese' with support from the Community Food Fund.

The specially designed interactive map invites free opt-in collaboration with chefs in hotels and restaurants, with retailers and producers from across Scotland, each committed to promoting and making a feature of Scottish artisan cheeses in some way. Over the month of July the map has become increasingly populated with events and offers in readiness for the first day of August to feast on our glorious cheeses! 

Farmhouse Cheesemaking can trace its roots back over many centuries in Scotland’s food heritage and thanks to a handful of artisan producers these skills have remained in our food culture and are flourishing today. With a fine range of flavours reflecting their terroir, animal breed and cheese making skills, Scotland has wonderful cheeses from Shetland to Dumfries-shire, from Mull to Fife - that is certainly worth celebrating, throughout August and beyond…

Scottish Food Guide and Scottish Cheese Trail are the work of founder and director Wendy Barrie, well known for her work in food tourism and quality assurance who is based at her Food Studio in Fife.

for further information log on to or contact wendy on 07802 426205




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