Out and About Friday 10th January 2020

We currently have 26 relief chefs out working all over Scotland

6 confirmed for the week so far.

The relief work coming in a quiet as expected for the time of year.

Happy to meet chefs here in Moffat if you would like to discuss relief work further. Just get in touch to check our availability.

Here are a few chefs we have out

Patrick Johnstone is over at the Inveraray Inn

Geoffrey Mshila is finishing his 2 week stint at The Isle Ornsay Hotel

Chris Wright is at The Old Manse of Blair

Ally Elder is at Banff Springs Hotel

Jessica Bell is at The Fife Arms Braemar

Jim Miller is at The Milton Inn

Bobby Bessant is at Cove Bay Hotel

Stuart MacColl is at Nethy Bridge Hotel

Glenn Richards is at The Waterside Hotel, Peterhead

Thanks to all our relief chef for your hard work and support we really do appreciate it 😊

Monday 6th January 2020

Monday 6th January 2020

Our first full week back in the CIS office and there is lots happening. We are getting new jobs registered and we are seeing an influx of CV’s. Whilst relief remains quiet, we have lots of permanent positions currently available on our website.
It is nice to get back into a routine again after the festivities and to get back into the swing of things here again in the office. We have set our monthly targets which allows us to have an idea in mind of what we are aiming to achieve. We find that January can be a good month for chefs looking for work as they are looking for a fresh start for the New Year. We have positions all over Scotland, parts of the Lake District and also the Channel Islands as well.
If you are looking for a new permanent position or you would consider something new and would like some more details then please either PM us or send an up to date CV and recent references to

Out and about Friday 3rd January

The first out and about of 2020.

We currently have 31 relief chefs still out working which is just slightly down on this time last year which was 33.

We are expecting a busy week next week when we will be open from 8.30am-5pm all week as normal and Jade is in the office tomorrow from 10am – 12.30pm.

Here are a few chefs we have out working on relief now:

Jason Paxton is at The Ardlui Hotel then heading over to The Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links.

Blair Mackay is at the Thainstone House in Inverurie working with Gordon Smillie the head chef.

James Avery is at Stonefield Castle in Loch Fyne.

John Cameron is going back to the 3 Lemons in Aberfeldy.

James Pratt is at The Isles Inn in Portree in Skye.

Tim Morris is at The Pinetrees Hotel in Pitlochry

Stephen McCulloch is at Scotland’s Hotel, also in Pitlochry.

Thank you for all your hard work and continued support. Happy New Year to you all and all the very best for 2020.

Chefs In Scotland Festive Opening Times

Monday 23rd Dec – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 24th Dec – 9am to 4pm

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

Friday 27th Dec – 10am to 5pm

Saturday 28th Dec – Closed

Sunday 29th Dec – Closed

Monday 30th Dec – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 31st Dec – 9am to 4pm

New Years Day – Closed

Thursday 2nd Jan – Closed

Friday 3rd Jan – 9am to 5pm

Saturday 4th Jan – 10am to 12.30pm

Merry Christmas to all our Chefs and Customers

Out and about Friday 20th December

We have 37 relief chefs out working with 13 relief jobs confirmed this week so far.

Jessica and Jade have been getting quite a few interviews confirmed this week, more than previous years.

This week has been an overall busy week 😊

We are off out tonight for our staff meal which is at the Famous Star Hotel just down the road from our office.

Jessica has family over from Spain so will be off next week, Jade and myself will pick up any senior recruitment.

Here are a few chefs we have out working:

Chris Wright is at the Old Manse of Blair in Perthshire

Tim Morris is at The Pine Trees Hotel also in Perthshire

Pat Johnstone is back helping at St Mary’s Monastery

Seb Schoeder is helping at Angus and Ale in Aberdeen

Jo Fenner is at The Comrie Hotel

James Avery is over in Loch Fyne at The Stonefield Hotel

Alan Macpherson is at The Eden Court Theatre in Inverness

Ally Elder is at Dalhousie Castle

Tony Vinter is at Skeabost Hotel in Skye.

Thank you for all your hard work and continued support this year. Merry Christmas to all and all the best for the year ahead.