Perth College UHI hospitality students
and staff celebrate their competition win
The Gallery training restaurant at Perth College UHI has held onto their ‘Best College Restaurant in Scotland and Northern Ireland’ accolade for the second year running.
The College Restaurant of the Year (CROTY) competition run by Restaurant Magazine is open to all schools, colleges and universities across the UK that offer nationally-recognised qualifications in catering and hospitality and who have an in-house restaurant that is open to the public and staffed by students.
The students must prove to the judges that they can cook, present, manage and deal with customers in a realistic environment. Everything is analysed, from cookery techniques, to teamwork within the front and back of house.
Ian Gibb, curriculum manager for tourism, hospitality and leisure said: “I’m delighted with our student’s success in retaining the CROTY title, it is a fantastic result.
“Every hospitality student was involved and a number of them were given the opportunity to travel down to the awards ceremony which was held in a leading restaurant in London, a wonderful experience for them.
“Its confirmation that our standards are incredibly high within a national context and that courses at Perth College UHI are a great way to kick-start a career into the hospitality sector.”
The competing students are all on hospitality courses at Perth College UHI. With a range of programmes available for school pupils through to professional awards and degree level courses, the courses are ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the food and hospitality industries. A combination of academic study, practical experience and traditional skills develop the skills and knowledge required for busy kitchen environments.