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
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.
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, Scottish Chefs, alongside 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. International Chefs Day is an opportunity to teach kids about healthy eating by letting them be creative with food. With chefs input, education and help, kids are able to create recipes and have fun with food!
Stay tuned for next year’s International Chefs Day theme and how we will be taking part.
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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