Policy for relief chefs coming in over the winter

Relief has remained steady, but we are expecting the work to slow down in November as expected for the time of year before picking up again in December.

If you are not working and have availability please do send a copy of your CV in and we will chase references as standard.

We can mark you available but priority is given to those who have work on placements via CIS over the summer.

For existing chefs who have done work all year round would suggest 40 – 60% chance of getting you work over the winter.

If you can also get in touch with your availability for Christmas and New year.

Out and About Friday 12th October

We have 74 relief chefs currently out work this is up by 8 from last year.

Relief jobs out is slightly down this week.

We have had a few more hygiene certificates through, I am hoping to get everyone’s by the end of this year. If you need to renew yours please follow this link everyone that is doing relief work via Chefs In Scotland must have one.

Jade is on annual leave now and will be back to work on Monday 22nd October, myself and Jessica will be dealing with junior vacancies so please get in touch if you are looking for a new job/challenge. Email updated CV’s to

Some of our chefs are in Moffat this weekend for Chefs In Scotland annual Golf Competition. (will be nice to see them)

Can you get in touch also is you are happy to work Christmas and New Year. Just drop me a PM, call 01683 222830 or email

There have been lots of CV’s sent out this week and interviews arranged.

We would like to thank all our Chefs and Customers for all your hard work and support we really do appreciate it 😊

Out and About Friday 5th October

There are still 75 chefs out working for Chefs In Scotland this is 2 up on last year.

Jobs out this week are a little down.

We are still looking to meet relief chefs here in Moffat, if you would like to come and have a chat about relief work please get in touch to check our availability.

There are few more relief chefs becoming available.

Im getting a few chefs emailing in their Hygiene Certificates ideally I would like everyone to have this sent over to me in the coming weeks.

Chefs are also getting in touch to let me know their availability for over the festive period.

A few chefs we placed towards the end of September

Chris Campbell at The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay

Stuart Agnew is booked for New Year at the Cross Kingussie

George McCallum is at The Balmacara Hotel in Kyle of Lochalsh

Tony Vinter at The Mackays Hotel in Wick

Maciej Resinski has just started at The Glenburn Hotel

Taylor Mcfarlane is booked for The Pierhouse Hotel in Port Appin

Sebastian Held is booked for The Lovat Arms in Beauly

Graeme Kennedy and Patrick Johnstone are both at The Grandtully Hotel

Glyn Musker is back in Orkney at the Kirkwall Hotel

Tony Philip is at Ardlui Hotel Tom Williams is going to the Classroom

Lillian Clarkson is at The Links Hotel in Montrose

Robin McCrindle is at Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness

Thanks everyone for your continued hard work and support we really do appreciate 😊

Out and about Friday 28th September

We have 75 chefs out working, this is up on last year by 7 chefs, 27 jobs confirmed this week and for the month we have 105 chefs confirmed. These are brilliant statistics!!!

We have been getting excellent feedback from establishments, which we love 😊

We are still meeting relief/permanent chefs here in Moffat, if you want to come and discuss work please get in touch for our availability.

Relief chefs out working

Dale Paton is finishing up at the Mackays Hotel this weekend

Mark Carswell is at The Restoration Yard and has found a permanent job local (thanks for all your hard-work Mark)

Scott Bolton is at The Coul House Hotel getting on very well and is there until mid-November

Ross Hunter is up on the Isle of Skye at Cuillin Hills Hotel as relief chef de partie

Lillian Clarkson is back with Franc at the Links Hotel in Montrose

Callum MacMichael is at the Cross Keys Hotel in Kelso and has been promoted to Sous Chef

David Jones is still working close to home with HF Holidays in Peveril on the Peak

Jason Paxton and David Bedo are both a the Nethy Bridge Hotel

Ignas Narijauskas is in demand and is back helping at Trump International and has then been asked to go back to Ythanview Hotel

We met John Pickering last week and he was back down helping at Calvert Trust in Kielder

Sarah Pozzi is finishing up this weekend at The Milton Inn in Monifieth

Loads more chefs I could mention but better go and get more of you out working.

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Out and about Friday 21st September

We still have 80 chefs out working all over Scotland, with 19 confirmed so far this week with lots more in the pipeline.

We are still meeting relief chefs and permanent chefs here in Moffat if you want to pop down for a chat to discuss work please get in touch to check our availability.

We are off out tonight for a staff meal to The Willows in Dumfries 😊

Relief chef availability is still tight but looking to ease off at the beginning of October. If you have any availability please can you get in touch.

A few chefs have got back with their availability for over the festive period, got my first relief job confirmed for New Year. Double time is payable on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Relief chefs we got booked at the start of September

Kai Stutzkeitz at Oban Bay Hotel as sous chef

Richard Clark at The Boat Inn in Aboyne as sous chef

Jason Paxton at The Nethy Bridge Hotel as sous chef

Lillian Clarkson at The Cove Bay Hotel as sous chef

George McCallum at The Grant Arms Hotel as chef de partie

Marc Taylor at The Scalloway Hotel as chef de partie

David Bedo at The Nethy Bridge Hotel as chef de partie

Peter Norrie at The Chirnside Hall as sole chef

John Bridgeford at Fonab Castle as chef de partie

Stuart Gibson at Boat Inn in Aboyne as sous chef

Chris Heraty at Glenburn Hotel as chef de partie

Johan Sikkema at Cawdor Tavern as chef de partie

Stuart MacColl at Oban Bay Hotel as sous chef

Gabiele Dianette at Islay Hotel as sous chef

Gavin Mitchell at Buccleuch and Queesbarry Hotel as sous chef

Ally Elder at The Castle Hotel in Huntly as sous chef

Glyn Musker at Killiecrankie Hotel as chef de partie

Philippe Alamichel at The Winking Owl as sou chef

Jamie Mcfadyen at Dryfesdale Hotel as sous chef

Graham Mcleish at Buccleuch and Queesbarry Hotel as sous chef

Alan Kaye at Kames Hotel as sous chef

David Maxwell at Kingsmills Hotel as chef de partie

Mark Carswell at The Restoration Yard as head chef

Chris Roberti at Kinlochewe Hotel as head chef

Chris Wright at Hotel Eilean Iarman as chef de partie

Sebastian Luzszynski at Ballachulish Hotel as chef de partie

And Ally Brown as Colonsay Hotel as head chef

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