Seeking 50 Fabulous companies to support team Scotland on their Olympic Journey
In October 2016, Scotland's Culinary team are going to represent us at the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt Germany.
The team members are all volunteers who spend thousands of hours practising and refining the dishes they will present at the Olympics. However they need your help, competing at the Olympics costs upwards of £60,000 this covers the cost of travel accomodation food for practices and equipment. Can your company help we are offering 50 companies the opportunity to be part of the team journey for a £500 contribution to team costs. With so many talented people working in the hospitality industry in Scotland we are sure that the industry will get behind the team and support them as they represent Scotland on the global culinary stage. See Flyer
Lorna McNee - Game Chef of the Year 2016
Lorna McNee, a young chef at the top of her game, from Andrew Fairlie's restaurant, is the first female winner of the Game Chef of the Year, which is run by Braehead Foods Ltd. Her victory was well deserved after a cook off on Monday 25 January, fighting for the once in a lifetime prize of a trip to Sweden to shoot wild boar. The cook-off took place at The Cook School Scotland, with Joe Queen, Paul Gayler and Ian McAndrew making up the celebrated judging panel. McNee made history on Monday and has catapulted the competition into a new light.
Team Scotland gets ready for the Battle for the Dragon
2016 is a big year for the Scottish Culinary Team as our journey begins to Olympic competition in October.
Straight off the blocks in January the team are in training for their first competition of the Year – The Battle for the Dragon which takes place 16-18 February
Every year, the Welsh Culinary Association invites two international teams to compete against the Welsh National Culinary Team at the Welsh International Culinary Championships, held at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, Rhos on Sea. 2016 sees an all UK line up with Scotland, Wales and England competing for the title.
Scotland are Nations Cup Champions once more
City of Glasgow College Chef Senior Lecturer, Gary Maclean, and HND Professional Cookery students, Lenka Faksoba and Darren Seggie represented Scotland at the prestigious biennial competition.
They defended the title won in 2013, against student teams from Canada, Italy, Mexico, Barbados and hosts, USA.
Gary, who also led the winning team in the 2013 competition, said: "To be able to represent your country against the best in the world is a great privilege. Working with Lenka and Darren has been a pleasure, two amazingly talented young people who showed everyone that Scottish food and culinary education is world class.
"We have been lucky to have had so much support for the whole team at the college and the Federation of Chefs Scotland, without these two amazing institutions we would never have been able to participate and give the future of the industry an opportunity to shine."
Culinary Olympics Update
The draw has just taken place in Germany for the competition days for the National Culinary teams. The update so far, is for the competition days in the Hot Kitchens at the Culinary Olympics 2016. The Scottish Team will be competing on the first day of competition, Saturday 22 October. Although we will be competing against a standard, diners in the restaurant that day will have a choice of 8 National Menus and the other 7 teams competing on that day are Germany, Canada, South Korea, Wales, Greece, Hong Kong and Finland. More updates to follow...