June 26, 2022


A RENOWNED Scots restaurant has taken on a new intern with an ESS apprentice joining their ranks.

Izabela Ginter, chef de partie for ESS has been introduced as the first apprentice to take up a Compass Scotland placement at Cafe Andrew Fairlie.

ESS is the Defence, Strength and Govt Expert services sector of Compass Group United kingdom & Ireland.

Izabela was preferred from a variety of Compass Scotland apprentices to be a part of Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred chef and Compass Scotland’s Culinary Ambassador, Stephen McLaughlin, for a four-month internship.

Izabela Ginter stood alongside her new mentor Stephen McLaughlin.
Izabela will be part of the staff at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie in Gleneagles exactly where she will operate alongside Stephen McLaughlin (R).

She will get the job done along with the workforce and understand immediate from Stephen in the kitchen at Cafe Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

A former winner of the Compass Younger Chef of the Year competitiveness, Izabela also won 3 awards at the Salon Culinaire in March 2020, just one of the world’s top competitions for chefs.

Originally from Poland, Izabela joined ESS as a kitchen area porter in 2014 following her shift to Aberdeen, just before starting a Modern day Apprenticeship in Meals & Consume Functions L3 – CDP pathway in July 2019.

Izabela is now doing the job to the sous chef stage on her profession pathway.

Izabela mentioned: “I’m over the moon to have been presented this extraordinary opportunity to function together with one of the finest cooks in the British isles.

“I’ve been exceptionally blessed to function in a expert kitchen area and learn from some truly gifted chefs – so I simply cannot think I’ll now be including Stevie McLaughlin to that checklist.”

Stevie McLaughlin reported: “At Cafe Andrew Fairlie, we’re passionate about the relevance of apprenticeships in supporting the upcoming technology of talent.

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“I was privileged sufficient to work together with my mentor Andrew Fairlie and progressed by the ranks – so I actually fully grasp how worthwhile this kind of prospect can be.

“Izabela has an excellent angle and skillset, with heaps of potential, so we’re energized to have her performing in the kitchen along with us.”

Ronnie Kelman, Managing Director – ESS Energy, Government & Infrastructure, added: “We’re so very pleased of Izabela – her development from kitchen porter to chef de partie alongside her competition achievements have been inspirational to check out.

“Selection for the internship at Cafe Andrew Fairlie and working with Stevie McLaughlin is but another superb accomplishment and a great option for Izabela to enhance her expertise.” 

It was introduced in March that Stevie experienced taken on the purpose of Culinary Ambassador for Compass Scotland.

He is participating in a essential role in the Compass Scotland apprenticeship and coaching programme and doing work along with the culinary group to keep on to travel innovation and build the subsequent era of talent.

Stevie labored with Andrew Fairlie for 26 yrs, originally at Just one Devonshire Gardens then at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, exactly where he joined as a sous chef when it very first opened in 2001 ahead of becoming created head chef in 2006.

Cafe Andrew Fairlie was awarded a Michelin star in 2002, with a second star becoming extra in 2006.

In 2017, the cafe grew to become the first Scottish establishment provided in Les Grandes Tables du Monde, a guidebook listing 170 of the most distinguished dining establishments in the planet.

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