QMS’s Scotch Beef Club signs Buzzworks as first group member

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Scott Van Der Hoek, head of food at Buzzworks, said: “We’re all about bringing people together with feel-good dishes made from the very best local ingredients, so it was a no brainer for us to come on board with the Scotch Beef Club.

“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.

“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.”

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

“It’s a tribute to their hard work and dedication, providing our chefs with exceptional ingredients while fostering a sense of environmental responsibility within our culinary practices.”

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

“QMS’s Scotch Beef Club, whose patron is HRH The Princess Royal, is a fantastic way for the Scotch PGI and Specially Selected brands to really come to the forefront of menus. We offer members plenty of marketing and technical support, helping them to make the most of Scotland’s premium red meat and to deliver a great eating experience for their customers.”

Join the Scotch Beef Club or find a member restaurant here: https://makeitscotch.com/experience/scotch-beef-club