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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 £25 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 2014. Membership costs just £25 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

20th Anniversary Dinner - 24 November, Gleneagles

Federation-20-purpleThe Federation of Chefs Scotland is delighted to announce that we are holding our 20th Anniversary Dinner at the Gleneagles Hotel on the 24 November 2014.

The evening is sponsored by Bidvest 3663 and our keynote speaker is Anton Mossiman. The evening starts with a showcase of inspiring products from our business partners showing the lastest innovations in products and highlighting some of the best scottish produce. For more information or to book your place please click here.


Annual Golf Challenge Results

Yet again the FCS Golf Challenge was a great success. We would like to thank the St Andrews Links Trust for allowing us to play the course, Kevin Mackay, Alan Patterson and their teams at the castle course for a fantastic day. The course is in great condition (shame it didn’t help the presidents game!) We would also like to thank our sponsors, companies and employers who have kindly donated prizes and  the players for making it such a success we hope that you all enjoyed your day!

F.C.S golf day placings 2014 - in reverse order.....

Read more: Annual Golf Challenge Results


Grampian Chef of the Year Results

Following an incredible 2 days of competition we are delighted to announce the results of the Grampian Chef of the Year Competition as run by Hospitality Training and judged by the Federation of Chefs Scotland.

  • Pastry chef of the year with a silver medal - Sam Ritchie from Raemoir House
  • Seafood chef of the year with a Silver medal - Bob Miller from Milton Brasserie
  • Young chef of the year with a Gold medal Matthew Lobban from the Chester Hotel
  • Contract chef of the year with a Gold medal David Mathieson from Entier
  • Grampian Hotel/ Restaurant chef if the year with a gold medal Ryan Patterson from the Cock and Bull
  • And the overall winner with the highest mark and the current Grampian chef of the year is David Mathieson from Entier.

Ian MacDonald President of the Federation said "This has been the best ever standard in all competitions we have judged over the years in Grampian congratulations to all of the winners!"

More pictures and details of all the winners to follow.


ScotHot 2015 Launches as part of Tourism Week Signature Programme

Today at Hotelympia, the official launch of Scottish Tourism Week's The Signature Programme took place- a series of exciting events celebrating Scottish food, drink tourism and hospitality. The 3rd -5th March, 2015 will be the most important week for all those in the industry, especially as 2015 is the year of food and drink for Scotland.

The three days will include 5 individual events that come together as the Signature Programme  events: Below are the exciting line-up of of must-attend events, awards and competitions that make up The Signature Programme:

  • Scotland Food and Drink AGM - 3rd March, Crowne Plaza
  • Scottish Tourism Industry Conference - 4th - 5th March, SECC and
  • Scottish Tourism Week Dinner with a Difference - 4th March, Science Centre
  • ScotHot - 4th-5th March, SECC
  • Scottish Culinary Championships - 4th-5th March, SECC
  • Scottish Thistle Awards - 5th March                                   Read More



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