Launch of [email protected] School

Launch of Chefs@ School
Federation of Chefs Scotland

Federation of Chefs Scotland

Standard Supplier 13th September 2013

Launch of [email protected] School

The [email protected]: Inspiring Food Education project was launched earlier this week by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead at the Gleneagles Hotel, with the backing of Michelin-starred chef Andrew Fairlie.
Professional chefs and cooks from all sectors of industry will be linked to primary and secondary schools where they will run workshops that cover food provenance and the importance of healthy diet, as well as discussing career opportunities in the food, drink and hospitality industry.
The initiative is designed around the principles of Curriculum for Excellence with teachers able to select the lesson plan that best suits their class.The project will be managed by the Federation of Chefs Scotland who are collaborating with all the other chefs associations and aims to engage with at least 15,000 pupils over the next two years.
 Andrew Fairlie, Scotland’s only two Michelin starred chef, is supporting the project and said:
“I am absolutely delighted to see the [email protected] project get off the ground and it’s fantastic to see so many great chefs from all around Scotland so keen to become involved. This is something that schools have been crying out for, for a long time now. It’s a great opportunity for chefs to engage with children, not only on the importance of healthy eating, but the pleasure of preparing and eating fresh food. My hope is that it we will provide an attractive, fascinating and fun subject incorporated into the school curriculum. If this in turn inspires more children to consider a career in hospitality then the time invested by chefs will be very well spent. To this end I would encourage as many chefs as possible to sign up for this really exciting opportunity to promote our industry.
Calling all Scottish Chefs and cooks please sign up to help deliver Inspiring food education at www.chefsatschool.org
 

In these challenging times…

…the hospitality landscape has dramatically changed in the last two months, and with that our advertising revenues have all but expired, significantly impacting our business. Despite having to furlough a large portion of our staff, we are still delivering the valuable content and honest information, which hundreds of thousands of you come to The Staff Canteen for. We believe we have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience. 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 12 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 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, 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.

Your financial support means we remain independent and open to all. We were launched by a chef and remain the voice of chefs and other hospitality professionals.

We need your support to keep delivering the products and content that you love, giving you the platform to share opinions and inspiration. Every contribution whether big or small, means so much.
Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you