Buzzworks Holdings joins Scotch Beef Club

29 Apr 2024

Acclaimed Scottish bar and restaurant group Buzzworks Holdings has become the first group member of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) revitalised Scotch Beef Club.

Buzzworks venues across the Central Belt and West of Scotland, including its Scotts and Lido restaurants, will now feature Scotch Beef steaks prominently on the menu.

Scott Van Der Hoek, head of food at Buzzworks said: “The club promotes sustainable farming practices in the Scottish beef industry, emphasising responsible stewardship of the environment.

“By sourcing beef from accredited suppliers, we not only ensure high quality but also support local farmers dedicated to sustainable methods.”

The Scotch Beef Club recognises and supports restaurants who are proud to serve Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb or Specially Selected Pork, with members including everyone from small businesses to Michelin-starred establishments. The Scotch PGI and Specially Selected brands focus on provenance, underpinned by rigorous quality assurance.

Each Scotch Beef Club member’s supply chain is thoroughly checked by QMS to validate that the beef they purchase is Scotch, said club manager Gordon Newlands.

“We are delighted to welcome Buzzworks as our first group member – it is brilliant that the business has chosen to focus on Scotch Beef, and it will now benefit from all of the support we offer, such as technical and marketing assistance, as well listings on our ‘Make It Scotch’ website.”

Scott added: “We hope that becoming a member of the Scotch Beef Club will help our guests understand our commitment to providing outstanding dining experiences with well prepared, quality ingredients.

“That’s what our flagship Love Food Feel Good campaign is all about – strengthening those bonds with the people who choose to dine with us through great food that celebrates the very best of Scotland’s local larder.

“Our team of chefs already do an outstanding job of showcasing their culinary expertise through our regularly updated menus and seasonal dishes, and we’re confident this new partnership will help us take that one step further; it was a no brainer for us to come on board with the Scotch Beef Club.”

To celebrate the first group membership, Gordon recently led a Scotch Beef butchery demonstration for some of the business’s team of chefs, demonstrating different cuts and how to make the most of this high quality ingredient.

Gordon said: “It is fantastic to have a business the size of Buzzworks seeing membership as such a valuable opportunity. The Scotch Beef Club, whose patron is HRH The Princess Royal, is open to all sizes of foodservice businesses, and we are keen to be able to offer its benefits to more companies.”

For more details about joining the Scotch Beef Club, contact Gordon Newlands at or visit