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Out and About Friday 22nd March 2024


We currently have 53 relief chefs out working over Scotland and England. Which is 9 more than this time last year

The availability of relief chefs is still decent but this will change as we head into next week for Easter.

If you do need cover or an extra help in the kitchen please get in touch with either Ruth 07565989429 or Myself 01683 222830

Happy to register new relief chefs – email your CV’s to or

Martha Doyle has just joined CIS and has been kept busy first job was at The Hospitalfield Café in Arbroath, she is now over at Glensada Quarry and has her next 3 stints booked in, thanks for the stand out work so far Martha

Pawel Sawiki he joined CIS back in 2022 and although he has only been booked for 3 or 4 jobs with us he has never been without work, his 1st job was at Cairngorm Hotel when he stayed for over a year then on to Nairn Golf Club and is currently at Bunchrew House

Paul Sim joined us at the beginning of 2022 and he too has been kept busy since starting his journey as a relief chef at Airds Hotel, Kinloch Lodge, Old Manse of Blair, Marcliffe Hotel, Royal scots Club Edinburgh (3 times) George and Dragon Hotel, Skeabost Hotel and is due to start his next job on Wednesday in Lauder – thanks Paul

After finishing a stint for us at Armathwaite Hall Rory Gaughan is over at Sligachan working with Stephen Flindall and Craig Davies.

Lee Burrell is at Achray House where his partner Sophie is also working front of house. Lee is from the Borders and has completed jobs for us at Creggans and the Black Bull at Gartmore. He starts a permanent position in mid April at Portmahomak

Prakash Srinivasan is working at the Shetland Hotel, this is his second job on Shetland for us as completed a long stint at The Brae Hotel.

Thank you to all our Relief Chefs for your continued support and hard work 🙂May be an image of text that says "Out and About"



Out and About Friday 16th February

Out and About 16th February.

Ruth and myself have 19th chefs out workking, we are hoping there is a turn in the next week and more relief jobs will be registered.

If interested in doing relief work please email or please include up to date CV, reference details and hygiene certificates.

Priority of the work will go to the chefs better known to CIS until there is a steady flow of work coming in.

Here are a few chefs we have out just now

Scott Maciejewski is currently working at Knipoch Hotel near Oban, Scott has been doing relief work with CIS on and off for a few years now. Scott last year speant most of his time at The Kinloch Lodge Hotel in Skye where he will be returning for 2024 season, he did a couple of short stints at the Boat Inn in Aboyne at the start of this year also. A great chef with excellent feedback.

Fraser Dingwall he is at the Portree Hotel, he has been lucky enough to be kept busy since starting back with CIS last year his first outing being The Oyster Inn in Connell, Portree Hotel, The Dunavon Hotel, Howies in Edinburgh and back in Skye. He tends to get asked back which says a lot its self. Keep up the good work Fraser and hopefully this season will be another busy one 😊

Colin Thomson is currently at The Bridge Hotel in Buttermere this is Colin’s 2nd time being there the last time was 2021 Colin also has spent a lot of time at The Mackays hotel in Wick, last years seen him at The Bothy Bistro in Burghead, Toravaig House, Glencoe Inn and here in Moffat at The Moffat House Hotel.

Jamie Marshall moved up from Cornwall to Alexandria and is currently on relief at Thainstone House. Jamie is a solid, hard working chef who has completed jobs for us at Loch Fyne, Salutation in Perth, Loch Fyne again and Skeabost, Isle of Skye

David McMillan currently working at Killin Hotel as relief Head Chef, previous job include The Pickled Haggis and Cabarfeidh, Stornoway

Thanks once again to ALL our chefs for your hard work, patience and support 🙂

Out and About Friday 9th February

Out and About Friday 9th February

Jordan Kerr – talented chef who previously completed relief jobs for us at Creggans Inn, Airds – where he stayed on longer than required, Thainstone House and is currently at 3 rosette Glenapp Castle where he started as a relief chef de partie and is now permanent sous chef.

Shaun O’Rourke - excellent Cumbrian Chef who signed up with us last year, he has completed relief jobs for Chef In Scotland at Glencoe Inn, Ness Walk, The Mash Tun, Roman Camp and is working at Tweedies in Grasmere just now before he takes up a seasonal Head Chef position at The Westford Inn, Isle of Lewis.

Christopher Parker – great reliable relief chef from County Durham. Just finishing up at a job near York for us and previously completed relief jobs at Mishnish, Isle of Mull and Barony Castle at Peebles.

Ally Bell has just finished a 2 week stint at the Sea Salt Bistro in Islay, Ally joined us back on relief last summer when he went to The Rav in St Andrews, Rosedale Hotel, Kinloch Lodge and Hebridean Inn all in Skye then down to Tweedies in Grassmere Ally gets on well in all the jobs he does for us so much so he keeps getting asked back.

Didier Nemesien is getting on very well at Ness Walk in Inverness he again came back to work on the relief circuit the back end of last year and enjoying his time out and about.

Brian Ferguson is currently at Ednam House in the Borders, he has 3AA experience and has been to Barley Bree in Perthsire, Bunchrew House in Inverness, and the Galley of Lorne Inn Lochgilphead Brian gets on well and excellent feed back.

Thanks to ALL our chefs for your continued support 🙂

Out and About 26th January 2024


We still have 20 relief chefs out working in Scotland and England.

There are new permanent jobs being registered if you would like to register for work please send your CV and references in via email. Some jobs are apply directly so please do keep an eye on our website or you can also register to CIS for Chefs to get an email sent to you when a new job is added

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Here are a few chefs we have out just now

Julius Mwambula has been extended again at the Garfield Hotel, Glasgow

Scott Maciejewski is finishing his 2nd stint at Boat Inn, Aboyne

Andy Westwood and Chris Mead are in Stornoway at The Cabarfeidh Hotel

Ally Bell is heading over to The Seasalt Bistro, Isle of Islay for 2 weeks

Brian Ferguson is at Ednam House, Borders

James Finlayson is finishing this weekend at Old Manor Hotel, Fife

Keren Tweedie is working away in Portsoy at The Station Hotel

Tony Vinter is well into his stint at The Shieldaig Lodge, Ross-shire

Didier Nemesien has started as head chef at Ness Walk, Inverness

Andrew Whitelaw and Derek Bartley at Thainstone House

Jonathan McGregor at Kingsmills, Inverness

Christopher Parker at The Feathers near York

James Avery at Brae Hotel, Shetland

David McMillan at Killin Hotel, stirlingshire

Jordan Kerr at Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire

Shaun O’Rourke at Tweedies in Grasmere

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