Food and drink production is one of the largest industry sectors in Scotland. Over the last 10 years, food exports have more than doubled, it’s Scotland biggest employer, sales of Scottish brands in the UK have risen over 40% and the industry is worth a whopping £15 billion. Food and drink business of all shapes and sizes are now part of a Scottish food and drink movement and we are seeing more and more Scottish labelled produce on UK supermarket shelves and in restaurants across the world. You can find out more about the industry in Fife here.
To find out more about youth opportunities in food, drink, farming and hospitality, please visit our dedicated page here.
Food and drink is also critical to Scotland’s tourism sector – with 20% of visitors’ spend on food and drink. Tourism is a significant employer across Scotland, accounting for one in 12 jobs. Within the sector, restaurants employ the most people, accounting for 39 per cent of all employment.
Job Opportunities from our members
The Little Herb Farm
We are hiring!
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to work in our jam team. Duties would include (but are not limited to) making jam, marmalade, chutney and curd, jarring and lidding finished products and doing some labelling when needed.
The job is quite physical and own transport is essential due to not being on a regular bus route. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9am until 5pm with the option of extra hours during busy times.
Due to food handling requirements, a high standard of personal hygiene is essential. Previous experience of working in food production and a food hygiene certificate is preferred but not essential as training will be provided. Rate of pay dependant on experience.
Please send CV with covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company
Cheesemaker required for award winning farmhouse cheesemaking business in Fife.
We are a family business who have been making cheese for 15 years using unpasteurised milk from our own herd of cows. Due to increased demand we are now about to expand our facilities to allow us to grow and so this is a very exciting time to join us.
Duties include all aspects of the recipe; looking after cheeses as they mature in the Stores; cutting and packing cheese for orders; cleaning.
We are located in a beautiful part of Scotland, just south of St Andrews.
Both full-time and part-time applications welcome. Competitive salary will be offered.
Previous experience is not essential as full training can be given.
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Join the Food from Fife Community
Food from Fife is a membership organisation supported by Fife Council. It’s a way of bringing together one of the region’s most exciting and important industries with the aim of supporting it and growing the sector. As a Food From Fife member, you will have the opportunity to shape developments, meet and share experiences of other local businesses, get access to insights, training, marketing and trading opportunities and much more.