Owen Morrice named The Staff Canteen member of the year 2020

The Staff Canteen

Here at The Staff Canteen, we feature a different member every month who we think deserves to be celebrated - Now it's time to celebrate our 2020 member of the year: Owen Morrice!

A loyal member of The Staff Canteen and the chef who received the most votes from you, our readers, Owen Morrice will win a Global knife, a Chef Works apron/jacket worth £100, a highly-coveted TSC Blue Mug, and will have his name engraved in the MOTY trophy.

Owen is head chef at Down the Hatch, South Queensferry in Scotland, but he is also at college studying to teach cookery. The menu at Down the Hatch is classic Canadian and North American food: burgers, big dirty sandwiches, loaded fries, loads of smoked cuts, all made in-house with amazing quality local produce.

Upon winning the award, Owen said: "It's a great achievement for me, I'm so proud, especially after the year that we've all had." 

He thanked his team at Down the Hatch and everyone at the West Lothian College, who've offered him "great support over the last year," as well as everyone who voted for him.

"I really appreciate it, I'm chuffed to bits."

fancy being the next member of the year? find out what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning Member of the Month:

All you need to do is upload a minimum of 4 images a month to be in with a chance. 

But the more you post, the better your chances! We love to see our members' work, so post away! From skills videos, plating videos and recipes, the possibilities are endless.

In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall  – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 16 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 560,000 followers across Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.

The Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd February 2021

Owen Morrice named The Staff Canteen member of the year 2020