Students shine in unique partnership competition

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The winning students back in Perth College UHI’s training kitchens

Hospitality and Professional Chef students at Perth College UHI proved they had talent to be successful in their chosen industry, after pitching their skills against experienced hospitality employees at a competition run by Sodexo – one of the world’s largest catering companies.

Ten students won awards at the recent Sodexo Salon Culinaire 2018 competition held at Hampden Park, Glasgow. The event showcases the best of Sodexo employee’s culinary talent and the students were eligible to enter due to the unique sector-leading partnership Perth College UHI has with Sodexo.

The students work alongside Sodexo staff in the College’s Food Court, allowing them to get hands-on skills and real experience of what it’s like to work in a busy kitchen and restaurant environment.

David Ward, Executive Chef at Sodexo, said: “An example of where collaboration and team spirit leads to engagement at the very highest level, I am incredibly proud of what the young students achieved. They are delivering quality dishes and exhibits at the start of their competitive carers. I hope this experience motivates them to push themselves further, not only in their learning but in their thirst to compete at events such as Scot Hot. Well done to each and every one of them that took the time and effort to enter.”