Out and About Friday 10th September 2021

We have 47 relief chefs currently out working in Scotland / Northumberland.

7 jobs confirmed for the week so far.

We still have 28 relief jobs to fill until the end of September – there are a few coming in for October also

If you are looking for work and are known to us please get in touch rates of pay are £19 for head chef, £17 for sous chef and £15 for chef de partie, accommodation is provided at no charge, return travelling expenses paid and guaranteed a minimum of 40 hours per week over 5 days.

If you are looking to get registered please email your up to date CV and reference to

It is a great way to see Scotland, meet new people and sometime have a friend for life 😊

Here are a few of the chefs we have out at the moment

Lillian Clarkson is over at Tillmouth Park Country House

Chicco is back out on the circuit and has headed over to The Creggans Inn

Danny Mould is at The West Highland Hotel in Mallaig

Paul Whitecross is at The Cawdor Tavern

Steven Hill is at The Royal Hotel in Stornoway

Gary Tedford is at The Holiday Inn in Dumfries

Philippe Alamichel is working as Pastry Chef at Fonab Castle

Chris Wright is also back with us and has headed up to Maryculter House Hotel

Chris McSevney and Neil Hawthorn are both daily travelling to The Savoy Park Hotel in Ayr

Ross Hunter is still working away at The Roxburghe Hotel in Kelso

Ally Mcgeachy is in Guernsey at La Barbarie Hotel

New chef Shaun Ellis travelled up from Wales and is at Dalhousie Castle

Thank you to ALL our relief chefs for your hard work and support 😊

Take care and stay safe xx

Out and About Friday 3rd September

We still have 43 relief chefs out working, with 5 jobs being confirmed for the week so far hoping to get this to 8 by end of play today.

We have had 17 adverts placed for the week also, most of which have went directly on the website via the link provided
I have had a few chefs pop into the office this week, starting with Chris Roberti who works local and pops in often he is the Chef at Auchen Castle near Beattock a 5 star Wedding Venue, followed by Stuart MacColl whom I have met before he popped in on his split shift from Sure Hotel in Lockerbie where he has been for the last 8 weeks as Head Chef 1st job out since lockdown as he took a night shift position at Tesco’s, then Tony Orr came in on his way back home after finishing his 2nd stint at Bridge Hotel in Buttermere I have never met Tony before and today I will get to meet Martin Ross again who is driving past on his way home from Kirkcudbright after finishing at The Selkirk Arms Hotel.
It’s always nice meeting our chefs and we used to do this often, before COVID struck hopefully we will get back to this on a more regular basis next year.
If you are ever working down in Dumfriesshire of over the Border and you fancy popping in just let me know the date and time 😊
Thanks to you ALL for all your support and hard work
Take Care and Stay Safe xx

Out and About 27th August 2021

We currently have 46 relief chefs out working, 14 jobs confirmed for the week so far.

There are 27 relief jobs needing filled up until the end of September.

Please get in touch if you have any availability for work.

Here are a few of the chefs we have out just now

Lillian Clarkson at Grant Arms Grantown on Spey

Gary Tedford at The Anchor Hotel in Tarbert

Billy McCondochie at Mishnish in Tobermory

James Finlayson is back at Old Manor Hotel in Fife

Dale Paton is finishing at Friars Carse in Auldgirth

Lorne Brown is still over in Gatehouse of Fleet at Cally Palace

Taylor McFarlane is at The Cawdor Tavern

Colin Thomson started at the beginning of the week at Mackays Hotel in Wick

Ignas Narijauskas and Scott McDonald are both at Banff Springs Hotel

Thank you to all our relief chefs for your continued support and hard work we really do appreciate it 😊

Stay safe everyone xx

Out and About 20th August 202

We are currently at 49 relief chefs out working in Scotland and North England. This is the highest since September 2020.

We are at 12 jobs confirmed for the week, so far ……….

We are still keen to see if there are any chefs that have availability, If you have please pop over your CV to or call 01683 222830

We have a couple of permanent placements also for the week 😊

Here are a few chefs we have out just now

Colin Thomson is booked out at the Glengarry Castle in Invergarry as sous Chef

James Finlayson is down in Dumfries helping at an event at the Easterbrook Hall

Carlos Noriega new to relief is at Hotel Eilean Iarmain in Skye

Carrie-Ann Mckenzie and David Low are at Mhor 84 in Balquidder

Lorne Brown is back at The Calley Palace in Gatehouse of Fleet

Nadia Sergejeva is at The Winnock Hotel in Drymen

Anthony Howard will be finishing at Friars Carse to take up a permanent position in Edinburgh

Stuart Agnew is at The Ardfin Estate on the Isle of Jura

Dougie Gillies celebrates his birthday in Tobermory still working away at The Western Isles Hotel

Mark Shaw has been extended another couple of months at Altskeith Country House in Stirlingshire

Thanks to ALL our relief chefs out working and waiting to start jobs we appreciate your support 😊

Out and about Friday 13th August

We have 43 relief chefs out working in Scotland and North England with 19 jobs confirmed for the week so far 😊

We have had 21 adverts placed also this week and a few CV’s out a permanent placement and some interviews arranged.

We currently have 35 jobs still waiting to be filled, slowly they have been coming off this list but more have been registered.

We can only do what we can do and some of the chefs are not as well known to us as others.

Here are a few chefs we have out just now

Ryan Williamson is at Kinloch Lodge in Skye

Marc Taylor just finishing at Ednam House and is heading to the Cairngorms to visit some friends before another stint at The Cairngorm Hotel

Stuart MacColl is at The Sure Hotel / Dryfesdale Hotel in Lockerbie

Glyn Musker has been extended at The Clachan Grill in Ballater

Ross Hunter is at the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel in the Borders

Gary Tedfrod in in Carlilse at The Cumbrian Park Hotel

Carrie-Ann McKenzie new to CIS all excellent feed back from her 1st job out with us from Pebbles Spa and is not fitting in really well at Mhor 84.

As I am writing this I have got another 2 adverts and relief jobs confirmed so I’ll cut it short and get on with placing chefs 😊

You are all brilliant and we appreciate all that you do x