2017 AGM - Tues 28 March
The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Chefs Scotland will take place at The City of Glasgow College on Tuesday 28 March at 6pm
The past year has been another year of progress for The Federation of Chefs Scotland not least the success of The Scottish Culinary Team at the Culinary Olympics in Germany and we are looking forward to a number of exciting developments moving forward for 2017 and beyond. We hope you will be able to be present at the City of Glasgow College on the 28th. If you are interested in helping us achieve our ambitions for the industry in 2017 and beyond why not consider joining the FCS Board.
The Agenda for the meeting together with detail of how to join the board and a nomination form can be downloaded from here.
Scottish Chef of the Year Finalists
So, after a gruelling day of hard fought competition the finalists of Scottish Chef of the Year sponsored by Brakes have been announced:
The finalists are:
Orry Shand, The Chester Hotel
David Mathieson Entier Ltd
Craig Gibb The Orde Food company
Calum Cousins Loch Lomond Golfclub
Lorna McNee Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Darren Seggie City of Glasgow College
Colin Lyall Tor Na Coil, Banchory
Jamie Scott The Newport Restaurant
The judges conveyed their thanks to all those involved and to those competitors that were not successful this time round, they asked them to please try again.
14th Annual CIS Awards Open for Entries
Entries and nominations for the 14th annual CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with Caterer.com, are now OPEN.
Aimed at ALL types of established and emerging businesses and individuals involved in Scotland's catering, hospitality and tourism industries - from chefs, foodie pubs, colleges and caterers, to restaurants, hotels, software developers, food manufacturers, training companies, local authorities, tea rooms, guest houses, etc - there is a category to suit you or your business.
And this year, in addition to the return of the Young Chef of the Year Award sponsored by Brakes Scotland that we introduced in 2016, we welcome two new category sponsors:
Green Tourism: The world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind and partner to over 2,000 eco-friendly accommodation providers and attractions in the UK and abroad.
Kafoodle: An innovative, easy-to-use software system that supports chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs in the management of their menus and allergen compliance.
Full award categories, criteria and sponsor details are now available at www.cis-excellenceawards.com. The closing date for entries is Friday 10th March 2017.
Game Chef of the Year winner
Steven Walker from Loch Lomond Golf Club has been crowned the UK's best professional Game Chef at the annual Game Chef of the Year competition.
10 chefs from across the UK took part in a cook off on Monday 30th January at Braehead Foods. Each finalist had to prepare two game based dishes, one starter and one main course for the panel of Michelin star judges; Shay Cooper from The Goring, Dan Cox from Fera at Claridge's, Ian MacAndrew from Blackaddie Hotel and Tom Kitchin from The Kitchin.The judges were impressed with the quality of dishes on offer from the finalists, but Steven's woodcock main course stole the show. He served woodcock breasts and legs with onion squash puree, pancetta lardons, onion shells, gnocchi, morel mushrooms, sprout leaves and a red wine jus. Steven's starter was hare saddle with parsley sponge, parsley gel, salt baked celeriac fondant, celeriac puree, chocolate oil and cocoa nibs.