Out and about Friday 20th December

We have 37 relief chefs out working with 13 relief jobs confirmed this week so far.

Jessica and Jade have been getting quite a few interviews confirmed this week, more than previous years.

This week has been an overall busy week 😊

We are off out tonight for our staff meal which is at the Famous Star Hotel just down the road from our office.

Jessica has family over from Spain so will be off next week, Jade and myself will pick up any senior recruitment.

Here are a few chefs we have out working:

Chris Wright is at the Old Manse of Blair in Perthshire

Tim Morris is at The Pine Trees Hotel also in Perthshire

Pat Johnstone is back helping at St Mary’s Monastery

Seb Schoeder is helping at Angus and Ale in Aberdeen

Jo Fenner is at The Comrie Hotel

James Avery is over in Loch Fyne at The Stonefield Hotel

Alan Macpherson is at The Eden Court Theatre in Inverness

Ally Elder is at Dalhousie Castle

Tony Vinter is at Skeabost Hotel in Skye.

Thank you for all your hard work and continued support this year. Merry Christmas to all and all the best for the year ahead.

Out and About Friday 13th December

The relief chefs out working is now up to 41, relief has been a little slower this week.

We do expect this to change next week as Christmas approaches

I will be arranging meetings with new relief chefs in the new year so if you would like to join CIS for the 2020 season please email your CV, references and hygiene certificate to

Lots of permanent placements this week some starting before Christmas and some mid January – We wish you all well with your new positions 😊

Here are a few relief chefs we have out working just now

Ross Hunter is back helping Gordon Smillie at The Thainstone House Hotel Blair Mackay is also starting there for a few weeks.

Michael Njororge is back at the Scores Hotel with Gian Devey

Ben Mailer is doing another Christmas Function at the Station Hotel in Perth tomorrow

Peter Norrie is working between The Kastille in Turriff and Royal Hotel in Keith

Pat Johnstone helped out at St Mary’s Monastery in Perthshire last weekend

Michael George is over in Edinburgh at The Kings Manor Hotel

Taylor Mcfarlane is back at The Pinetrees Hotel

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

Out and About Friday 6th December

We currently have 35 relief chefs out working, 9 jobs confirmed for the week so far.

We have had a few festive bookings, there are still chefs available for over the festive period.

Double time is payable on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Jessica is back in the office from Monday, Jade will be on annual leave for 1 week.

I will post our Christmas opening hours

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

Ally Elder is back at Dalhousie Castle he was first there in 2018

Dave Mcconnachie is at Angus and Ale in Aberdeen

Norbert Waniek and Jason Paxton are at The Castle Hotel in Huntly

Glyn Musker is at Glenapp Castle

Pawel Halicki is at Cabarfeidh Hotel in Stornoway

Sarah Pozzi is at The Craig Manor Hotel in Windermere

Ian McColm is at Ardlui Hotel

Thanks to all our relief chefs, we appreciate all your hard work and support 😊

Out and About Friday 29th November

We currently have 36 relief chefs out working. Relief this week has been quieter but unfortunately, it’s that time of year.

We have had a few more jobs in for over the festive period, if you can let me know what your availability is for over this period by private messaging me.

We have our Christmas opening times confirmed and these will be posted next week.

I will be popping along to The Lowand Brewery and Black Bull Hotel’s 1st Birthday party where we will get to try the new beer “Santa’s Little Belta”. If you are near Moffat then why not pop in and give it a try, it’s on from 7pm.

Here are some chefs we currently have out

Alan Macpherson is back at Eden Court after celebrating his grandson’s 1st birthday 😊

Norbert Waniek is finishing today at the Golf View Hotel

Roddy Mackinnon is at the County Hotel in Stornoway

Paul Nisbet is also at Eden Court

Tim Morris is back at Perth Racecourse

Ross Hunter is at Columba Hotel in Oban

George McCallum is back in Shetland at the Scalloway Hotel

Michael George is at Ailean Chraggan in Perthshire

Taylor Mcfarlane is at the Pinetrees Hotel

Thanks to ALL of our chefs 😊

Out and About Friday 22nd November 2019

We currently have 40 relief chefs out working and 12 relief jobs confirmed for the week so far.

This week has been a good week for hits with 3 permanent placements.

We are still looking for some of our chefs to get in touch with their festive availability. Double time is payable on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

I was off for just under 2 weeks and it was nice to recharge the batteries, I was down in Cockermouth for a hen weekend, we rented a large country house with a hot tub and BBQ hut, it was lovely and the weather was kind to us too!!

I then went to Benidorm for the annual Fiesta Festival we arrived on Tuesday and the big British Fancy Dress is on the Thursday, this year our theme was Braveheart 😊 We went our for a few nice meals in the Old Town where there was lots of fish, seafood and steaks it was all lovely. We arrived back in a very cold Glasgow on Sunday.

Jessica is finishing up today for 2 weeks, she is off to NEW YORK NEW YORK to spend time with her family who moved there a few months ago. Jade and myself have already put our order in for Cannoli’s from Carlos’s Bakery……………………..

Here are some of the chefs we have out working now

Daniel Haig has now finished at The Lovat and went to the Inch Hotel for a few days as Sous Chef

Dale Paton is at Tontine Hotel in Peebles

Jo Fenner is back at The Comrie Hotel

Colin Thomson is at Etive Care Home near Oban

Craig Morris and Virginijus Tiskus are both at The Fife Arms in Braemar

James Pratt is in Aberdeen at the Fishmarket @ Soul

Steve Cameron is at The Classroom in Nairn

Stuart MacColl and Shaun Murray are at Thainstone Events in Inverurie

Sarah Pozzi is at The Ship Inn in Elie

Just want to say hope Denzil is feeling better and on the mend soon

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