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Join us Chef - Membership only £25 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 2014. Membership costs just £25 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

Finalists announced for Scottish Chef of the Year

PWP 2162Following an intense culinary battle last week the 8 finalists for this year's Scottish Chef of the Year Competition have been announced.

To get a taste of the day please go to the semi-final album at

The final 8 are: Andrew Laycock, Wilde Thyme, Craig Gibb, Orde Food Co. Jamie Scott, Rocca Restaurant, Robbie Penman, Houston House Hotel, Alex Thain, Cromlix House, Zoltan Szabo, Cameron House Hotel, Dougal McPherson, New College Lanarkshire, Adam Handling, Restaurant Adam Handling at Caxton.

Read more: Finalists announced for Scottish Chef of the Year


Competition Deadline update - Scottish Culinary Championships 2015

FOCS Championship V3COMPETITION DEADLINE UPDATE - Monday 9 February

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for all competitions has been extended until Wednesday 11th February to allow for times to put in your photographs and recipes. Some of the competitions are already over subscribed and will be paper judged therefore it is important to submit your recipes and photos as these are used for paper judging. If you need to check any details before you submit your entry please contact Cora on 020 7886 3074 or Marie-Clare on 01324 876 437

With ScotHot 2015 now being part of the exciting new Signature Programme we had develop the competitions to make the most of our new 2 day format. We have now included 3 areas within the competitions, the Live Theatre - showcasing your skills live infront of an audience of your peers. The second area is Culinary Art, displaying fine technique and artistry in the cold display section, and finally the all new Skills Arena- giving you the opportunity to compete live in a non cooking environment with competitions including vegetable preparation, sushi, crab dressing and many more.

Read more: Competition Deadline update - Scottish Culinary Championships 2015


Entiér to be the Headquarters for Scottish Culinary Team

Peter-Bruce--Ian-MAcDonald-At the beginning of a new year that celebrates the Food and Drink of Scotland the Federation of Chefs Scotland (FCS) is delighted to announce that Entiér Limited will now provide the new headquarters and training facilities for the Scottish Culinary Team.

Entiér was chosen as the Scottish Culinary Team Partner due to a unique combination of key factors. It was important to the FCS to work with a Scottish Company who had an outstanding commitment to staff development and training. Their impressive in-house training facilities will provide a fantastic HQ, meeting the training requirements of the team and the industry expertise of the Entiér personnel will ensure the smooth delivery of the work needed to get the Scottish Culinary Team to the Olympics.

Ian MacDonald President of the Federation of Chefs Scotland said “We are delighted to be working with Entiér to deliver a competition ready Scottish Culinary Team for the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt in 2016. Although our new Team HQ will be in Aberdeen we would encourage chefs from all sectors of the industry and regions of Scotland to think about competing for a place to represent their country on the world’s culinary stage.”

Read more: Entiér to be the Headquarters for Scottish Culinary Team



Martin-Stephen-and-JonathaMartin Zahumensky, Head Chef at Playboy Club London was today crowned Game Chef of the Year following a cook off with nine other chefs from across the UK.

The competition organised by Scottish game processor Braehead Foods has been running for the last four years with a record number of entries again this year. The nationwide search to find the UK’s best professional game chef began in August and concluded today at The Cook School Scotland in Ayrshire.

Stephen Waters of Loch Lomond Golf Club finished second with Jonathan Cook from One Square Restaurant, Sheraton Edinburgh finishing third.



New Business Partner

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