Ian Gibb


Sector Manager for Food Studies and Hospitality


  • MA Food and Welfare Studies (Distinction)
  • TQFE (PG)
  • REHIS Advanced Food Hygiene (Hons)
  • HN Hospitality
  • HCIMA accreditation route
  • City & Guilds Advanced Kitchen, Larder and Pastry


Lecturer, Ian Gibb

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I bring more than 25 years of UK and international experience to the job. Having started as a trainee chef with British Transport Hotels, working my way up the ladder in a range of world renounced establishments including The Westin Hotel in Dallas, Texas USA. Whilst working within the industry I won a range of competitions and this passion has continued throughout my career – now with entering awards for the department and mentoring our students. I also have involvement with SQA, People 1st, The Hospitality Industry Trust; Find a Future and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh as an External Examiner for their students in Mumbai.

I feel privileged that my job takes me around the world including Switzerland, Brazil and India. I also enjoy keeping up to date with what is happening within the industry and have recently returned from updating my skills within the kitchens of The Ritz Hotel in London.

“When people ask what makes Perth College UHI special I always say that we give our students more….they are my passion. I believe we provide a unique training package within fantastic hospitality facilities; we offer the chance to get extra qualifications and experience; and we work with industry experts from places like Gleneagles, Andrew Fairlie @ Gleneagles, Hilton, Crieff Hydro, Strathmore and Sodexo to name a few!

I really believe that Perth is one of the most forward-thinking colleges in the country when it comes to providing our graduates with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.