Shona Sutherland is an elected member of the Association of Pastry Chefs. It is a society to bring together, support, and develop pastry chefs, chocolatiers, commis and companies, while providing a platform to exchange ideas and recipes, encouraging highest standards in the industry.
As a member of the Scottish Culinary team, I was lucky enough to go to the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg in November 2018!
I had created a chocolate showpiece to display in the individual event, which was transported in parts in a van to Luxembourg, and then I spent 2 days preparing the more delicate additions while in a local canteen kitchen, kindly loaned to the whole team by the Luxemburger Wort newspaper.
I was over the moon to receive a bronze medal! The standard of work and creativity was jaw dropping at the event, see more on my Facebook page!
I was delighted to receive a bronze medal for the Food Photography class at ScotHot Culinary Championships! To get a medal for images I'd not taken specifically for the competition, but ones I'd taken for social media from previous work i had created, was a lovely surprise!
Certification of competing as an individual and member of the Scottish Culinary Team in the Culinary World Cup 2018, Luxembourg, a fantastic experience!
The Scottish Food Awards celebrates the very best of the culinary expertise Scotland has to offer!
I was delighted to be a finalist for Patisserie Chef of the Year at the Catering Industry Scotland Excellence Awards, held in Glasgow on the 30th of May......and utterly over the moon to win it!
Against tough competition in such a prestigious event, this really is a dream come true. I profusely thank all my valuable customers, family and friends for their support, and also a massive thanks to Scottish Chefs for involving me in so many of their events and projects over the last few years. More info on the CIS Facebook page and website.
The Scottish Culinary are over the moon to win double silver medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart! And for me personally, a dream come true to be team Pastry Chef for the event.
It was an adrenaline filled trip! I'm proud to have represented Scotland in such a high profile competition, with such a brilliant result. It was a privilege to work with some of the best chefs in the country.
The Federation of Chefs Scotland's aim is to promote excellence throughout the industry in Scotland, supporting and developing chefs skills. They operate the Scottish Culinary Championships at ScotHot, one of the most prestigious Salon Culinaires in the the UK, bringing together over 300 chefs to display their creative talents.
I was over the moon to receive a Gold Medal for my 'Works in Chocolate' at the Scottish Culinary Championships in March 2017. If you'd like to know more about the flavours which won, go to my blog here!
Growbiz is a local enterprise group, providing mentoring, support, training and networking, particularly for those going through the process of setting up in business. It works in partnership with Business Gateway, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and PKAVS. Taystful has found the support, encouragement, networking and access to grants invaluable after proving itself a worthy candidate, and has enjoyed being a speaker at the Woman's Networking Meeting, talking about the journey of setting up Taystful.
I am delighted to be accepted as a full member of The Master Chefs of Great Britain! The association has as exclusive membership made up of some of the most notable head chefs, chef/patrons and pastry chefs from around the country.
The MCGB main aims are the training and development of young chefs and promotion of the best produce available in Britain.
I am very proud to be a member of the Scottish Culinary Team. We had a successful trip to the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg in November 2018, where the Hot Kitchen Team won a Silver medal, serving 110 full exquisite meals under great scrutiny, while I was overwhelmed to win a Bronze medal for my Chocolate Showpiece! The artistry of the event overall was mind blowing! We are currently planning and practicing for the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart in February 2020, which is going to be an adrenaline fuelled trip I'm sure!
Taystful is proud to be a finalist in The Scottish Wedding Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018! The award's aim is to recognise and reward those involved in the wedding industry, who work tirelessly to provide impeccable services for such an important event in people's lives.
Taystful is proud to be a finalist in The Scottish Wedding Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019! The award's aim is to recognise and reward those involved in the wedding industry, who work tirelessly to provide impeccable services for such an important event in people's lives.
At the glittering Scottish Wedding Awards 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, Taystful was delighted to receive the Award for the North Region 'Cake Designer of the Year'! It was great to share the evening with North Region 'Florist of the Year' Something Special Flowers, and winners of last year's overall award for 'Specialist Supplier of the Year' Gordon's Cater Hire!
I was over the moon to receive a Gold and a Silver Medal for my 'Works in Chocolate' at the Scottish Culinary Championships in March 2017. If you'd like to know more about the flavours which won, go to my blog here!
Taystful is proud to have been a finalist in The Scottish Wedding Awards in 2016 and 2017! The award's aim is to recognise and reward those involved in the wedding industry, who work tirelessly to provide impeccable services for such an important event in people's lives.