A New Member Of Our Team - Sarah Jane Large

Sarah Jane

Meet Sarah Jane. I am thrilled to have her on board helping me to find staff for all our Scottish Jobs, and various others.

About Sarah Jane Large

Since learning from the expertise of Lou Hutton at the Food of Course cookery school, Sarah Jane has almost 10 years experience working as a freelance cook. Sarah Jane's cooking career has taken her to snowy mountains, remote Scottish islands, country houses, yachts in the Mediterranean, North and South India, the USA and plenty more incredible places. She loves using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients to create bespoke and original menus. 

Sarah Jane's base for most of her years as a private chef has been Edinburgh. Cooking for small intimate dinner parties, busy shooting/fishing lodges and large corporate events as well as running many of her own pop- up restaurants.

Scotland and ski chalets! are her game. Sarah Jane has travelled to some places that you would expect only sheep to live. Up a 20 mile dirt track in a foot of snow to look after a busy stalking party, to being put on a boat in the blistering sun out to an island with only a couple of freezer bags and her knives to cook a special 50th birthday dinner. Cooking for many different occasions, and for such a variety of people in many unusual places has challenged Sarah Jane to really use her initiative to achieve top quality results! This girl knows Scotland and it's lodges inside out and her extensive experience means that she completely understands what is expected and wanted from both the clients and cooks point of view, both of which to Sugarella Cooks is incredibly important!

As well as still doing freelance work across the UK, Sarah Jane now works for COOK (the homemade frozen food company).  She will be helping me out in her spare time with all our Scottish recruitment, plus any other roles that come her way.

Some of Sarah Jane's achievements:

ITV's Taste the Nation : Presented by Nick Hancock, Sarah Jane was picked to compete in this competition, with Nick Nairn (Scottish chef) as her mentor! Three of them, representing Perthshire, spent an incredible few months dotting between Nick Nairn's cook school at the Lake of Menteith and the ITV studios in London whilst also having the opportunity to spend spend some time at Anton Mosimann's cook school. They had to impress judges such as Henrietta Green, William Sitwell and Richard Johnson, and promote the best of Perthshire's produce by creating dishes showcasing local ingredients, competing against 36 counties across the UK. They made it to the semi-finals!

Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence: In 2015, Sarah Jane made it through to the semi-finals of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence, and this competition again broadened her knowledge and skills.  It was probably her toughest challenge yet.

If you are looking for a cook or other type of domestic staff in Scotland or are looking for a job in Scotland, please contact Sarah Jane on sarahjane@sugarellacooks.co.uk