New Head of Food at Buzzworks Holdings

Scott van der Hoek has been named new Head of Food at Buzzworks Holdings (image - Chris James Photography)

Scott van der Hoek has been named as the new Head of Food at Buzzworks Holdings. Originally from Guildford, Surrey, Chef Scott grew up in Cape Coral, Florida, where he developed a deep love for cooking that continues until this day.

After starting his career as a Kitchen Porter, Scott become a Head Chef at the young age of 20. His dedication to the craft propelled him forward, and now, with years of experience under his belt, he brings his expertise now to Buzzworks.

Scott envisions Buzzworks producing the best food in the sector, prepared and served by exceptional individuals in its array of outstanding venues.

Scott continued: “My vision is to create the ultimate dining experience for our customers. We will start by really perfecting our staples and then move on to crafting dishes with seasonal local produce that burst with flavour and innovation.”

Scott van der Hoek has been named new Head of Food at Buzzworks Holdings (image - Chris James Photography)
Credit Chris James Photography

When it comes to his cooking style, however, Scott believes in simplicity and letting the flavours speak for themselves.

“I love creating dishes that are well-presented yet uncomplicated,”

Scott is also excited to be heading up Buzzworks’ talented team of chefs, coinciding with a recruitment drive to find future talent to work within the business.

He added: “We’re looking for someone that wants the excitement of working within the team of a new opening or being involved in the ever-evolving development of a food venue, whilst being able to learn new skills and be part of a vibrant future.

“The hospitality industry is a constant source of learning and growth where you can collaborate with talented and fascinating individuals who share a deep passion for food and the industry.

“It’s a world of endless possibilities that can take you anywhere, as my own experiences have shown me, and I’d love to speak to aspiring chefs who would be interested in embarking on the unrivalled chef training journey that Buzzworks has to offer.”

If you or anyone you know is interested in working at any of Buzzworks’ other venues across Scotland – please visit, check out the Buzzworks People Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages to find out more or apply with your CV to

Alongside Scotts Greenock, the award-winning company offers an aspirational dining and entertainment experience across Scotland through its other stylish brands – House, Lido, Vic’s & The Vine, The Duke, Thirty Knots, The Bridge Inn, The Fox and Herringbone.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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