Tourism and Hospitality are Scotland’s largest industries, and identified by the Scottish Government as a growth sector.

With highly commended programmes delivered in partnership with the crème de la crème of industry professionals, we offer invaluable skills to prepare you for your career. The curriculum was awarded the SQA Star Award for Innovation in 2016.

As well as the chance to develop your skills in fine dining with the public in our training restaurant, you’ll also get to work in our Food Court.

This is a fast-paced restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals to visitors, staff and students, run in a unique partnership with one of the world’s largest food service management companies, Sodexo.

Former students, including Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and Tom Kitchin in Leith, have gone on to gain Michelin stars for their restaurants. In 2013, we took part in a BBC TV series ‘The Chef’s Protégé’ which saw Tom Kitchin choose a student as a protégé to mentor and develop.

The unique and sector-leading partnership with Sodexo means students get real-life experience preparing and serving in the college’s Food Court.

Blog Articles

Staff Spotlight - Rizwana Mallet-Ali

We caught up with Rizwana Mallet-Ali, BA (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Textile Education Programme Leader,  to get to know her a bit better.

The Curious Case of the E-coli carrott

Food Studies and Hospitality Lecturer, Gemma McKenzie, shares the dangers lurking within your food.

Reducing Food Waste

We caught up with Rhonda Noone - Registered Dietitian and Lecturer in Nutrition on our Food, Nutrition and Textiles Education Degree - to get some ideas on how we can reduce our food waste and reduce the negative  effects of the textile industry on our environment.

Perfect Pancakes

To celebrate Pancake Tuesday, we had some visitors from our on-campus nursery who enjoyed a pancake making experience with some of our Food Studies and Hospitality students

Creole Stuffed Peppers

Our Food Studies and Hospitality Lecturer, Clive Lamb, shared a super healthy vegan recipe.