Out and about Friday 12th April

The availability is a lot tighter this week as you would expect for the week before Easter.

We have 60 chefs out working and 15 confirmed so for the week

We are always registering new relief chef on a daily basis, if you fancy a change and would like to see more of Scotland please email your CV to with reference details and your hygiene certificate.

We are still keen to meet relief chefs here at our office in Moffat please get in touch to check our availability.

Some chefs we have out working just now

Chris Robertson is at The Mustard Seed Restaurant in Inverness

Ben Robertson is at the Castle Hotel Huntly

Chris Wright is over in Aviemore at the Winking Owl Restaurant

Bobby Bessant is a new relief chef to us and is at the Ben Nevis Hotel in Fort William

Campbell Mclean also another new relief chef is at the Knockderry House Hotel in Helensburgh

Barry Owen is in Skye at the Kinloch Lodge Hotel

Mario Pohlmann is back on the circuit and has made his way from Orkney to Skye for a 3 week job at Ardvasar Hotel

Ionel Rizea is back helping at The Torfin

John Derrick is in Arran at the Pierhead Tavern

Blair Mackay has returned to the Duisdale Hotel after helping short notice at the Mustard Seed Restaurant

Sebastian Luszczynski is working with Scott Bolton again at the Nethy Bridge Hotel

Matthew Moorhead is back at The Airds Hotel

Thanks to everyone on and off this list your all doing a great job to what is going to be another busy season 😊 😊😊

Out and About Friday 29th March

We are now as busy as ever with 59 relief chefs out working all over Scotland, the Lakes, Cumbria and Northumberland.

We have 28 relief chefs confirmed this week, with more jobs to work on. The availability of chefs is getting tighter as expected for the time of year. So if you are a chef and have any availability please get in touch you can PM me, call 01683 222830 or email

We have 132 permanent/seasonal positions available on our website some of the jobs we actively search for and some are just apply direct. If you are looking for a new challenge then please email across your up to date CV to

Relief chefs we have out working just now

Graham McLeish and Dmitrij Cvilij are at Duisdale Hotel on the Isle of Skye

David Bedo was as Eden Court and has taken the permanent position there (good luck David)

Steve Nye is at The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay along with Ross Hunter

George McCallum is at The Links Hotel in Montrose

Blair Mackay is at Heathmount Hotel in Inverness

Jamie Shand is at The Mustard Seed Restaurant in Inverness

Michael George is at The Glenisla Hotel in Perthshire

Keren Tweedie and Peter Mallia are at The Old Manor Hotel in Fife

Lillian Clarkson and Frank Davie are both at The Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe

Scott MacIntyre is at the Ben Nevis Hotel in Fort William

David Kelly is a new relief chef and is at the Mooring Hotel in Fort William

Stephen Flindall is back helping at Banff Springs Hotel

Michael Heffernan another new relief chef is a The Lovat Loch Ness in Fort Augustus

Calum Smith is at Pentonbridge Inn in Cumbria

Well there are so many more chefs I can mention but the jobs won’t fill themselves

Thanks to each and everyone of you for all your hard work and support 😊

Out and about Friday 22nd March 2019

We now have just under 50 relief chefs out working this includes a few newly registered chefs who are getting on extremely well in their first job out with CIS.

We currently have 14 jobs confirmed for this week so far.

We are registering new chefs on a daily basis and are setting up meetings here in Moffat this is for relief work and permanent work, if you would like to come and discuss please just get in touch to check our availability.

Chefs we have out working are:

Frank Davie and Lillian Clarkson are both at Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe

Peter Norrie at The Loch Melfort Hotel near Oban

Ally Elder is at Sure Hote by Best Western Lockerbie

David Maxwell is working his last shift today at Martha’s in Glasgow

Barry Owen is at The Scotland’s Hotel in Pitlochry

Chris Roberti is at Balgeddie Toll Tavern in Fife

Pawel Cimek is at The Mustard Seed in Inverness

Matthew Moorehead is at The Oyster Inn in Connell

Dale Paton and Ionel Rizea are both at The Inn on the Tay in Grandtully

Mark Bellingham is at The Drovers Inn near Loch Lomond

Thanks to all our relief chefs we have out working and to those still awaiting a job we really appreciate all your support and very hard work 😊

Out and about Friday 15th March

Relief is steadily picking up now, we have over 30 chefs working all over Scotland and North England.

We have been meeting chefs at our office in Moffat, if you would like to come and discuss positions please call us on 01683 222830 and check our availability.

Lots more permanent placements this week also.

We are taking on new relief chefs so if you fancy seeing Scotland please email over your updated CV, reference details and hygiene certificate to

Rates of pay £12 - £17 per hour PAYE, with accommodation at no charge and travel expenses paid subject to completing the agreed stint. The more flexible you are of where you can work and level you are happy to go in as the more work we can provide you.

Chefs we have out working just now are:

Euan Clark is at the Giddy Goose in Dundee

Chris Wright is at the White Goose in Dundee

Blair Mackay is at the Heathmount Hotel in Inverness

Thomas Scott is at the Go Glasgow Urban Hotel

Chris Roberti is in Blairgowrie at The Bridge of Calley Hotel

Calum Smith is at The Cumbria Park Hotel in Carlisle

New relief chef Shaun Gibson who we met last week is at The Daffodil Hotel in the Lakes

Jamie Shand is at The Mustard Seed Restaurant in Inverness

Colin Cairns is at The Stonefield Castle in Loch Fyne

Another new relief chef Vlad Cenry is at The Scotland’s Hotel in Pitlochry

We welcome new chefs to our group and thank all existing relief chefs for their continued support and for everyone’s hard work 😊

Out and About Friday 8th March 2019

We have 35 relief chefs out working in Scotland / North England, we have 14 relief jobs confirmed so far this week.

The availability of relief chefs is very good, we are registering new chefs on a daily basis for permanent/seasonal and relief work.

I have met 2 relief chefs this week here in Moffat and will continue to do so. Please get in touch to check our availability. We meet Tuesday – Friday at either 11am or 2pm.

We have made lots of permanent placements over the last few weeks, if you are looking for a new challenge or looking for the next step up please get in touch with your up to date CV, reference details and any certificates (including Hygiene) you may have. You can email over to

Don’t forget if you have holidays planned it’s never too early to get in touch to secure a relief chef.

A few chefs we have booked out

Phil Smith is over at The Loch Nell Arms in Argyll

Julian Robinson is at the Onich Hotel for 5 days

Bill Brankin is at the Craig Manor Hotel in Windermere

Gian Devey and Philippe Alamichel are both at the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar

Ionel Rizea is at The Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel in Dumfriesshire

Steve Nye is at The Lovat Arms in Beauly

George McCallum is at the Nevis Bank Inn in Fort William

Stuart MacColl is at the Lomond Hills Hotel as Head Chef

Keren Tweedie is at The Old Manor Hotel in Fife

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