Chefs@School - Inspiring Food Education

Education and learning are an essential part of every chefs’ job, however, our research has shown that over 70% of our members have no access to a formal training programme.

The Scottish Culinary Academy

The Scottish Culinary Academy

Established in September 2010 The Scottish Culinary Academy is a virtual training academy for Chefs at all stages in their career.

The Academy provides a series of hands-on learning experiences for chefs, these include field visits and trips to producers and processors. Other available will be Skills sessions and briefings on current legislation and more traditional classroom based training on subjects from hygiene to kitchen management.

We also have a number of colleges in Scotland who are members of Scottish Chefs, providing courses for those wishing to pursue a career as a professional chef.

College members:

Click on logos below to visit each college website.

International Chefs Day

Each year on October 20th we celebrate International Chefs Day. Since its creation by esteemed chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate our noble profession, always remembering that it is our duty to pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation of chefs with a sense of pride and commitment to the future.

Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach kids around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide.

With your participation, we will make International Chefs Day 2019 the best one yet!

This year’s campaign theme is How Healthy Food Works.

We want to show how food affects our bodies internally. Following the last two years of Healthy Heroes and Healthy Foods for Growing up, How Healthy Food Works goes deeper into what different foods do for us and why we need them.

International Chefs Day is an opportunity to teach kids about healthy eating by letting them be creative with food. With the chef’s input, education and help, the kids will be able to create recipes out of healthy foods, helping to teach the kids How Healthy Food Works.

For further information, please contact:

Christopher Watson
Curriculum Enhancement Lecturer
Hospitality section, Paisley Campus RE 014

Telephone: 0141 581 2380, or:

The Gibby Culinary Scholarship - in memory of Alan Gibb
The Gibby Culinary Scholarship - in memory of Alan Gibb

The Gibby Culinary Scholarship

The Scholarship is managed by the Scottish Chefs, The Gleneagles Hotel and HIT Scotland. It was created in memory of Alan Gibb, executive chef at Gleneagles who had passed away suddenly in June 2016. The Gibby Culinary Scholarship will be awarded annually and is open to all students of a two-year course in culinary arts.

Each year applications will be invited from all Scottish colleges and the winner will receive a one-month stage at Gleneagles and two further stages of seven days, one of which will be international.

On satisfactory completion of all stages, the winner will be offered either a full-time position at Gleneagles or assistance in securing employment through the industry network.

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