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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 £27.50 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 2015. Membership costs just £27.50 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
Current FCS Members Job Vacancies  Our careers section has job listings from some of our members. We currently have vacancies posted in Edinburgh Aberdeen and Glasgow for CDP's, Head chef and Sous chef. OUr recruiters are some of the best to work for in the Uk so have a look. Don't forget if you are an FCS member advertising your vacancies is FREE as part of your membership fee. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it See vacancies

Seeking 50 Fabulous companies to support team Scotland on their Olympic Journey

fab 50 navy background 250In 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

GH 250116_GAMECHEF_PRESS_21Lorna 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.

Read more: Lorna McNee - Game Chef of the Year 2016

   

Team Scotland gets ready for the Battle for the Dragon


sct-logo2016 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.

Read more: Team Scotland gets ready for the Battle for the Dragon

   

Scotland are Nations Cup Champions once more

Team-Scotland-2016City 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."

Read more: Scotland are Nations Cup Champions once more

   

Culinary Olympics Update

sct-logoThe 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...

   

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