Out and About Friday 10th December

We have 53 relief currently out working in Scotland and North England.

Unfortunately, there have been a few fall downs on relief over the past 10 days – this is very frustrating but fortunately we have managed to fill these gaps – Thanks Guys 😊

Our Festive opening hours will be

Monday 20th 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 21st 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 22nd 9am to 5pm

Thursday 23rd 9am to 4pm

Closed from 24th December and re-opening the office on Tuesday 4th January 2022 – ready and raring to take on a brand New Year

Here are some of the chefs who have stuck it out and are working hard – thank you all 😊

Ally Brown and George McCallum still in Tighnabruich at The Kames Hotel

Gillet Libabu has taken some leave at Balcary Bay Hotel to go back home to Kenya to spend time with his family

Lee Robertson has found his feet and has been getting on really well at Fernhill and is now working at the Cally Palace in Dumfriesshire

Ricky Leyland is still at the Sure Hotel in Lockerbie where he had the pleasure of working with Stuart MacColl and would very much like to cross paths with him again next year

Shun Murray is seeing out the rest of the year (and maybe longer) at The Airds hotel

Lorne Brown another chef who stayed put and this was at The Cally Palace where he spent near 5/6 months

Colin Thomson headed north to Scourie Hotel, then to The Glengarry Castle, Mackays Hotel in Wick over to Kylesku Hotel and is now South of the Border at The Bridge Hotel in Buttermere

Mark Shaw also spent his summer at Altskeith Country House with the odd day helping at Monachyle Mhor when he had some days off – he is currently at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries, a care home then south for Christmas and New Year and has his January sorted in Stornoway

This is just a few chefs to mention – thanks to all our loyal, hard working relief chefs your support is greatly appreciated 😊

Take Care and Stay Safe xx

Out and About Friday 3rd December

We are still holding strong at 55 chefs out working.

12 jobs confirmed so far for the week hoping to squeeze another 2 in today 😊

If you are looking for permanent work for 2022 please email your CV’s to

We have a list of establishments registering position from 4th January

Patrick Johnstone still working away at The Angus Hotel

Graham Thomson at Duisdale Hotel in Skye

Dougie Gillies at The Kenmore Hotel before going to America for Christmas to spend time with his family

Ross Hunter just starting at The Crutherland hotel

Virginijus Tiskus has been extended for another 8 weeks at Dalhousie Castle

Nadia Sergejeva is at The Kastille and has been extended into the new year

Keith Laurie is still at The Fishers Hotel

Peter Norrie is at The Kincraig Castle Hotel

Sean Abernethy still over in Harris at the Harris Hotel

Julian Robison is also at The Kastille

Martin Ross and Chris Rush both at Laurel Bank in Fife doing some Christmas Party nights

Scott Macintyre over in Scone at Murrayshall hotel

Thank you to ALL our relief chef for your continued support and hard work

Take Care and Stay Safe xx 😊

Out and About 26th November

The amount of relief chefs out is holding well at 55, we have 8 jobs confirmed for the week so far.

Some more permanent jobs being registered this week some apply directly and some apply to CIS, if you are looking for a permanent job please get in touch with an up to date CV and reference details we also have a good list of establishments to contact at the beginning of January 2022.

Here are come of the chefs Michael got out whilst I was on annual leave

Lillian Clarkson at Fife Arms Turriff and is starting at The Isles Inn in Portree

Robin McCrindle and his partner Hilary are booed at Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg

Glyn Muskers is at Kinloch Lodge on Skye

Robert Mckillop also at Kinloch and has been booked to go back over Christmas and New Year

Paul Aitken at The Cairngorm Hotel

Richard Clark at Fife Arms Turriff

Lee Robertson has moved to the Cally Palace hotel from being at Fern Hill Hotel

Vytis Baltrunas at Buchan Braes and has been extended

Salvi Batala at Loch Rannoch Hotel

Stuart Hazel at Creggans Inn

Chris Lewis and Martin Ross at Laurel Bank

Barry Mullen and Ryan Williamson at Burnside Hotel in Glasgow

John Taylor and Philippe Alamichel at The Station Hotel in Perth

Paul Moffat at Stonefield Castle

Calum MacMichael and Stuart MacColl at The Western Isles Hotel

Glyn Council and Barry Owen at Fonab Castle

Claudion Rickard at Black Bull Hotel in Lauder

Mark Bellingham at Mishnish in Mull

Chris McSevney at Nethy Bridge Hotel then on to The Easterbrook

Colin Thomson at Bridge Hotel Buttermere and Andy Hughes at Fairways Hotel in Bathgate

Thanks to all our relief chefs for all your hard work and support 😊

Take Care and Stay Safe xx

Out and About 29th October 2021

We have 48 relief chefs out working, with 8 jobs confirmed so far for the week.

If you are looking for permanent work please email over your CV’s to we have many jobs available on the website.

Here are a few of the chefs we have out working

Lee Robertson is at Fernhill Hotel in Port Patrick

Graham Thomson has been extended to Christmas at Duisdale House in Skye

Andrew Engledow is finishing up at Fonab Castle and will be taking a break from Cheffing and going back to drive lorries – thanks for your work Andrew good luck 😊

Tony Orr and Henry Samms are over in Tobermory at the Western Isles Hotel.

Eddie Mcdermott is out on relief after finishing up at Carfraemill and is over in Onich at The Loch Leven Hotel

New chef Keith Laurie has started at The Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry

Mark Murray travelled straight from finishing at Kastille in Turriff and has started at The Gretna Chase Hotel.

Thanks to ALL our relief chefs for your continued support and hard work.

Take Care and Stay Safe xx 😊

Out and About Friday 22nd October

We still have 52 relief chefs out working all over Scotland and Northumberland.

11 jobs so far confirmed for the week, I am waiting on another couple to be confirmed today 😊

There is a change in the jobs available and the number of chefs available, there are more chefs available in November and some are happy to work over the festive period.

If you are looking for holiday cover or just some extra help in the kitchen then please get in touch.

If you are looking for permanent work please email over your CV’s to we have many jobs available on the website.

Here are a few of the chefs we have out working

Over in Northumberland we have Martin Ross and John McGregor at Tillmouth Park and Paul Aitken at The Collingwood Arms.

Robert Mckillop after having Covid he is managing a 4 day stint at Kincraig Catle to help with a Wedding while Stuart Agnew has a few day off.

Steven Marshall has done work previously with CIS back in 2016 and is over at Mishnish in Tobermory

Sean Abernethy is at The Harris Hotel and will be working to the end of the season

Mark Murray is at Kastille until Monday then he will be travelling straight to The Gretna Chase Hotel with Noel Breaks.

Christophe De Saintdo and Tom Devlin are both at The Royal Dornoch Golf Hotel until around mid December

Vytis Baltrunas has extended a little at The Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore

Steven Hill is at The Royal Hotel in Stornoway where he has accepted a full time position.

Thanks to you ALL for all your support and hard work in these difficult time, we really appreciate it 😊

Take care and stay safe xx