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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

Scotland's best beef sausage and black puddings

Scottish Craft_Butchers_Awards-_White_on_Blue_TN2_8398 It's always a pleasure to support Scotland's butchers, so we were pleased to be able to help with the judging at a few of the regional heats of the Scottish Craft Butchers beef sausage and black pudding competitions. There are 5  regional tastings and the winners of these are then mystery shopped to ensure that the products over the counter are as good as the competition entries. This took place on Thursday 28th April and the final was judged on Friday  29th April by Wendy Barrie of the Scottish food Guide. The winners will be announced on the week commencing Monday 9th May.

 Why not check out some of the great products at your regional winners?

 The regional winners were .....

Read more: Scotland's best beef sausage and black puddings

 

More than half way there for Fab 50

SUPPORT-SCTIn October 2016 Team Scotland will compete at the IKA Culinary Olympics which take place in Erfurt in Germany. We are looking for 50 fabulous companies to contribute £500 each to help us on our journey. We are relly grateful for the incredible amount of support that we have received from the industry but we still need to do more! 

There are lots of benefits for the companies supporting the initiative

Read more: More than half way there for Fab 50

   

2016 Annual Golf Challenge - Monday 18th July 2016

F.C.S. GOLF DAY PLACINGS 2016

BOOBY PRIZE_Stuart Fraser__

NEAREST THE PIN AT THE 4th  Patrick Hutchison

NEAREST THE PIN AT THE 18TH Gordon Paterson

LONGEST DRIVE AT THE 12TH Stuart Graham

MYSTERY PARTNER   PRIZES GOES TO Alan Reid AND Ray Lorimer

TEAM PRIZE  WITH A TOTAL OF 85 POINTS IS TEAM RBR WHO ARE Rikki Barnett David Barnett, Adam Barnett and Campbell Hickson

3RD PLACE    Campbell Hickson

2ND PLACE  Stuart Graham

F.C.S. GOLF CHAMPION 2016 WITH A SCORE OF 42 IS Alan Reid

We had a great day weather was superb, the course was great.

We would like to thank the team at Murrayshall for looking after us, Grahams for their continued support of the FCS golf day, Simon Howie for supplying the “BEST” steak and gravy pies at the half way house and also some of the meat for our buffet lunch, Bidvest for supplying the players with water and chocolate bars out on the course. Hazel Mulberry for her assistance on the day, Kevin Macgillivray for helping with the raffle and auction, Everybody who donated prizes

And last but not least the players who helped us to raise more than £2000.00 for the Scottish Culinary team.

I hope to see you all again next year!

Ian

Graham Environmental_Services_sml

Legislation - Due Diligence - Insurance Requirements - Environmental - Health Inspections

Graham Environmental Services are delighted to sponsor The Federation of Chefs Scotland Golf Day for the 6th year running. We are a Scottish based family run company who pride ourselves on providing an honest, reliable and professional service for all our clients throughout Scotland. For the last 23 years we have tailor-made our services to suit your business requirements. Customers range from hotels, restaurants, local authorities, golf clubs, care homes and national institutions to name a few.


● Pest Prevention & Control ● Kitchen Extraction/Kitchen Deep Cleaning ● Grease Trap Emptying ● Washroom Services & Products ● Fire Extinguisher Supply & Servicing ● PAT Testing ● Fire Risk Assessments • Staff Fire Awareness Training ● Property Care

Tel: 01250 875555
www.grahamhygiene.com
www.grahampestcontrol.com
www.grahamfireprotection.com

 

   

Harvey & Brockless

Harvey--Brockless-overarchServing Scotland's Chefs

With an absolute dedication to honest, authentic and remarkable food, Harvey & Brockless understand the speciality sector like no other wholesaler. Taking pride in meeting their customers exacting requirements, they are renowned for their expertise across a diverse range  of premium quality produce.

 

 The 45 year old company has been supplying an ever growing number of restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafés across the country out of  their base in Motherwell, Lanarkshire for several years. Their chilled distribution network reliably delivers throughout Scotland, five days a week. It's a comprehensive service that provides convenience and peace of mind.

 

Read more: Harvey & Brockless

   

April with Braehead Foods

Braehead-Foods-logo-resizedHave you seen the new Braehead Foods monthly newsletter? Reflecting seasonality, the newsletter will introduce new products to the company, ensuring that you are kept up to date with everything on offer.

April at Braehead Foods covered a range of produce including smoked fish, cheese, terrines, and banqueting offerings to name a few. As well as featuring the company's top sellers and seasonal must haves, there was an exclusive interview with Scott Gilmour, Executive Chef at Seamill Hydro, Ayrshire.

Read more: April with Braehead Foods

   

See award winning rapeseed oil being made

Summer Harvest LogoWith the longer days of sunlight and the warmer days our oilseed rape plants are going through a period of rapid growth and within a month they should flower with their distinctive yellow flowers. This is when our honey bees get busy at work collecting nectar to produce some wonderful honey (as well as helping our oilseed rape plants to pollinate). The crop will be harvested in August. By this time the flowers will have turned into pods filled with small back seeds which is what we press to produce our delicious oil.

Read more: See award winning rapeseed oil being made

   

#AskSarge

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KNORR is giving you the chance to ask Mark Sargeant the burning questions that you want answers to.

We know it can be tough to get the answers to questions – you either don't have time, or think you should know.

By filling in the survey by clicking this link, which should take no longer than five minutes, you'll be able to anonymously #AskSarge.

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Scottish Culinary Team - could you be a part of this chef?

sct-logoHaving come a very close second in The Battle for the Dragon in Wales in late February the Scottish Culinary Team are now embarking on the second part of their journey to the culinary Olympics in October this year.

Read more: Scottish Culinary Team - could you be a part of this chef?

   

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