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Meet Our Team Member, Jasmine

Today we're introducing another of our star employees. Jasmine has worked at The Real Food Cafe for a year now and she's a real firecracker. Her lively spirit & enthusiasm is unparalleled and she has a natural talent for making everyone around her smile. 

Read on to get to know Jasmine a little better by reading her answers to our questions. 

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Meet The Real Food Cafe's Chipologist, Vaido

Our award-winning chips are prepared in house by our highly trained team. Get to know one of our Chipologists, Vaido, who prepares at least 250kg of potato chips every day during our high season.
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We're Modernising! Here's What You Need To Know

Can you believe it’s almost twenty years since the beginning of our journey? We’ve come far since first setting foot in that abandoned Little Chef in 2004. We’ve lived through setbacks and many unprecedented challenges, especially in the last couple of years. 

But no matter what life throws at us, no matter how hard things get, we are always looking ahead.

And so today, we’re excited to announce that the long-planned modernisation of our facilities starts in one week from Monday 23rd January. It is the first phase of three in a two-year-long programme running up to our Cafe’s 20th anniversary. 

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Real Food Café Fry, Taste & Review Babylon Chips

In November 2022 we reviewed Isle of Ely Produce's new variety of chipping potatoes called Babylon for the Chippy Chat magazine. A task we didn't take lightly and one we approached with enthusiasm. Thanks to our many years of chip frying experience, we quickly found the best temperature and ideal cooking time to fry these chips to perfection. 

Read the article to find out what we said about the new chipping potato variety. 

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The Real Food Cafe Named Walkers' Cafe of The Year

Our Cafe received an early Christmas present when the Great Outdoors Magazine announced the winners of their 2022 The Great Outdoors Reader Awards. We were thrilled to learn that our Tyndrum Cafe won the Walkers' Cafe/Restaurant of the Year category!


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The Real Food Cafe is in the Top 3 UK chip shops running for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023 ‘Field to Frier’ award. We are the only Scottish chip shop to get into the final 3 which means we can proudly say that our chips are the best in Scotland. 
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The Real Food Cafe Was Shortlisted for the Great Outdoors Magazine TGO Reader Awards 2022

The Real Food Cafe has been shortlisted for the Great Outdoors Magazine TGO Reader Award 2022 in the Walkers' Cafe or Restaurant of the Year category. Now it's up to the public to decide, please vote for us.

Every summer, we are delighted to meet and serve thousands of West Highland Way walkers and many other adventurers passing through Tyndrum and this recognition would make us proud.



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The Real Food Cafe Is In The Top 5 Finalists in The National Fish & Chips Awards Field To Frier Category

The Real Food Cafe is in the Top 5 businesses running for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023 ‘Field to Frier’ award. The National Fish and Chip Awards have been celebrating the best in the industry for over thirty years, and the Field to Frier category recognises businesses for their excellence in potato knowledge, care and chip preparation. The Real Food Cafe is thrilled with the recognition.  
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The Real Food Cafe is More Than a Living Wage Employer

The Real Food Cafe has been an official living wage employer since 2018 and we were one of the first Living Wage employers in Stirlingshire to become one.

This Living Wage Week, held this year from 14th to 20th November, Living Wage Employers from all over the UK joined their voices to speak up about the importance of paying a living wage. We were also highlighting our employee benefits and the things we do to help our team stay at the top of their game. And this is their summary. 


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The Real Food Cafe Announced in the Top 10 Finalists in The National Fish and Chip Awards

The National Fish and Chip Awards has today announced the top 10 finalists, for the Field to Frier 2023 category. And guess what, the Real Food Cafe has made the list! 
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Join the Team

We're expanding our team here in Tyndrum, the roles available are a mixture of Seasonal and Permanent positions and we're currently recruiting for Team Members and a Shift Leader.
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Meet The Team - Vladislava

What is your name and where are you from?

My name is Vladislava Spasova and I am from Svishtov, Bulgaria (born and raised). I am living in Crianlarich, Scotland at the moment.

When did you join the team at The Real Food Café?

I started working for The Real Food Café on 10th of April 2017, then a year later I went home with my boyfriend to get married and have a nice honeymoon. I missed Scotland and The Real Food Café team, so I came back and re-joined in 2019, still super happy to be part of such a great team.
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