Out and about Friday 1st November

We currently have 55 chefs out working all over Scotland and North England. We have 15 jobs confirmed so far for the week.

Can all chefs doing relief work make sure they have emailed over their hygiene certificates you can send them to

Can I also ask that you let me know if you are happy to work Christmas and New Year (double time is payable both days)

Relief work coming in, in November will be quieter as expected for the time of year.

Here are some of the chefs we have out working at the moment

Barry Owen finishes his stint at Culcreuch Castle today and then is off to Airds Hotel

Kevin Berry is at The Lerwick Hotel in Shetland

Dougie Gillies is at The Ben Loyal Hotel finishing off the season

Julius Mwanbula is at the Waterside Inn in Peterhead

Philippe Alamichel is at Perth Race Course

James Pratt is finishing at the Isles Inn mid November then off to the Fishmarket at Soul in Aberdeen

Ionel Rizea is still at the Black Bull in Gartmore

Sebastian Luszczynski and Kaspars Lapins are both at The Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness

James McPherson is at Isle Ornsay Hotel in Skye

Sarah Galloway finished yesterday at Toravaig Hotel in Skye

Ross Hunter is finishing at The Bridge of Cally Hotel

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

Out and About Friday 18th October 2019

We have 78 relief chefs out working this week, the jobs coming in are steady.

Relief work will start to tail off as we get closer to the end October.

We are happy to get chefs registered but this will be for 2020 season which will begin in March.

We are going to be meeting a lot of chefs now the winter is here. If we have not met and you would like to come to Moffat for a chat about relief or permanent work we are available Tuesday to Friday 11am or 2pm.

Jade is on annual leave so Jessica and myself will be picking up junior recruitment, answering her emails and Facebook messages.

Chefs we have out working just now:

Rosie Robertson is filling in at The Fife Arms Turriff

Lee Donaghy is at The Bridge Hotel in Buttermere

Craig Morris is at The Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links

Ryan Williamson is at The Inveraray Inn

Steve Lyall is at Killiecrankie Hotel in Perthshire

Sean Macgregor is at the Inch Hotel in Fort Augustus

Cheryl Radwell is at Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel

Leon Edgson is at Braeval Hotel in Nairn while helping at Rocpool Reserve 2 days per week

Richard Clark and Ben Mailer are both at The Rav in St Andrews.

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

Out and about Friday 11th October

We have 68 relief chefs out working all over Scotland.

Relief has been steady this week, the availability for immediate relief is still quite tight and availability from the 25th October is better.

I have counted all the chefs we have had registered this year and the total was 248.

If all relief chefs can PM, call 01683 222830 or email with your availability over the festive period please. Christmas Day and New Years day is double time.

Jessica and Jade have been getting lots of CV’s sent out, interview and trials confirmed.

Here are some of the chefs we have out at the moment……………………….

Leon Edgson is work in 2 places he is helping 2 days per week at Rocpool Reserve and full time at Braeval Hotel.

Glenn Richards is at Platform 1864 in Tain.

Bobby Ainsworth braved the ferry up to Shetland and is at The Sumburgh Hotel.

James Avery is at Inverlochy Castle Hotel until the end of the month.

Lee Pattie is helping out at Eden Court Theatre.

Chris Rush is at Grantown on East.

Salvi Batalla is in Skye at The Duisdale Hotel.

Jo Fenner is at Auchen Castle near Moffat.

James Buckley is at Scotland’s Hotel in Pitlochry.

Alan Roberts is at The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay.

Roddy Mackinnon is at Cawdor Tavern in Cawdor.

We appreciate all your hard work and support 😊

Out and About Friday 4th October

We are now into October. So far so good with 19 jobs confirmed this week with a few establishments still to get back to me.

In total we have 71 relief chefs out working 😊

If you have been out working on relief this season and would like to pop in for a chat, just get in touch to check our availability, best days for us are Tuesday to Thursday.

Here are some chefs we have out working

New chef James Buckley is at The Scotland’s Hotel in Pitlochry

Another new chef Alan Roberts has come up all the way from Wales to go to the Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay.

Roddy Mackinnon is at Cawdor Tavern

Sarah Pozzi is at Carfraemill in Lauder

Tim Morris is back at East Haugh House Hotel

New chef Martin Kelly is out at The Taychreggan Hotel

George McCallum is at Achnagairn Estate

Mike Pallister is also at The Glenburn Hotel

Gian Devey is at The Scores Hotel in St Andrews

Phil Smith is over in the Borders at the Cross Keys Hotel

Lee Donaghy is at The Old Manor Hotel

Donnie Lamont is at The Golf View Hotel in Nairn

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

Out and About Friday 20th September 2019

We currently have 76 relief chefs out working, the relief jobs are still coming in and we expect it to start declining mid-November.

Please can all our relief chefs get in touch to let me know what your availability is over Christmas and New Year. Double time is payable on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

We are available Monday – Thursday next week to meet chefs here in Moffat please get in touch to check our availability.

We still have lots of permanent jobs available. If you would like to get registered with us then please email your CV, reference details and hygiene certificates to

Michael and Jessica have both been away this week and its been great to see how the brewery side of things work. Selling beer, planning the delivery route etc but I will leave the brewing to the professionals 😊

Here are a few chefs we have out working with us at the moment

Marc Wohner is at the Pierhouse Hotel in Port Appin until the end of September

Barry Owen is at Culcreuch Castle in Stirlingshire

Lillian Clarkson was extended for another 2 weeks at Falls of Dochart

Brian Ferguson is at Inverlochy Castle in Fort William

George McCallum is at The Tongue Hotel until the end September

Chris Robertson is at Fennel Restaurant in Inverurie

Kevin Berry is at The Lerwick Hotel in Shetland

Ross Hunter is at The Bowes Hotel

Sarah Galloway is at Glengarry Castle working alongside Chris Wright

Thanks to ALL our relief chefs we really appreciate your hard work and continued support