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

Out and About Friday 13th September 2019

We have 85 relief chefs currently out work all over Scotland, the availability of chefs currently is still tight. If you are a chef who has any availability that is known to us please get in touch.

If you would like to come and have a chat about work for permanent or relief please get in touch to check our availability.

Jessica will be on annual leave next week, she is off to Spain 😊

Jade and myself will be taking over permanent senior recruitment.

Here is a list of chefs we have had out in September so far …………………

Ollie Rankin is at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel as CDP

John Cowie is at The Loch Ness Inn in Drumnadrochit as CDP

Julius Mwambula is at The Waterside Hotel in Peterhead as Head Chef

Craig Morris is at Airds Hotel in Port Appin as CDP

Stephen Falloon is at Columba 1400 in Skye as Sous Chef

Richard Clark was at Platform 1864 in Tain as Sous Chef

Gordon Wright is back at Tontine Hotel in Peebles as Sous Chef

Chris Roberti is at Trigony House in Thornhill as Head Chef

John Taylor is at Thainstone House Hotel in Inverurie as Junior Sous Chef

Corno Cloete is back at Winking Owl in Aviemore at Sous Chef

Anne Brooks a new relief chef is at Mackays Hotel in Wick as CDP

James Pratt is at Isles Inn in Portree as CDP

Karolis Arminas a new relief chef is at The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay as CDP

Sebastien Schoeder is at The Gathering Bistro in Braemar as Head Chef

Lisa Campbell is going to Oyster Inn in Connell as CDP

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

Out and About Friday 6th September

We currently have 84 chefs out working.

We have lots of permanent positions available on our website if you are looking for a new challenge please email your updated CV, recent contactable work references and hygiene certificates to

We are still happy to meet chefs here in Moffat, just get in touch to check our availability.

I have gone back though our relief books and we have 14 chefs out working that we have final billed for.

Leon Edgson at Carrbridge Kitchen he started back with them on the 9th April.

Pawel Cimek at The Fife arms in Braemar, he started there on 3rd April and he helped out Ransacked Black Oven over the Edinburgh Festival and is now back at the Fife Arms.
Jason Paxton also at The Fife Arms, he started the on the 21st January
Allan Baird started at the County Hotel in Stornoway on 16th April.
Scott Mckie at The Moorings Hotel Fort William on 3rd May.
Vytis Baltrunas at The Classroom on 28th May, he also helped out Knockomie House Hotel for a few days.
Alex and Marthina Floyd are both still at The Lovat Loch Ness they both started 29th May.
Andy Westwood and Stephen Flindall are both at Tigh an Eilean Hotel, Andy started 7th May and Stephen 12th June.
Graham Smith returned to The Balmacara Hotel on 5th June.
James McPherson is at The Caroy House and started there on the 30th July (excellent feed back)
Steven Cameron is on-going at the Mustard Seed where he has been since 17th June.
Shaun Gibson was sent to Ardvasar Hotel on the 20th June then got moved to the sister Hotel, Hotel Eilean Iarmain.
Michael Njororge is still at the Onich Hotel he started there on the 29th January.

Thanks to you all and all our other relief chefs for doing a great job, we really do appreciate it 😊