The awards are independent and founded on deep knowledge. The Scottish Food Awards Academy™ is a unique pooling of hard-earned experience from
all areas of food enterprise in Scotland. Academicians - Fellows, Members and Associates - elect, nominate, judge and advise. The Academy has around 60 members and includes leading, life-experienced chefs, producers, managers, writers, academics, inspectors and entrepreneurs; an exceptional resource.
Lady Claire Macdonald OBE is Patron and Antony Butterworth Deputy Patron. Our patrons verify the overall structure, qualifications and makeup of The Academy each year. Certain academicians will remain anonymous to assist in their role's confidentiality. At each year's SCOFA™ Academy Awards Ball, members of The Academy will process onstage at the start of the grand occasion.
The Academy directly elects winners of The SCOFA Academy Awards, and members assist in a broad, consultative sense with all the Awards and Ratings.