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 such as The Gleneagles Hotel, we offer invaluable skills to prepare you for your future 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, so we’ve a pretty good track record of success. From simple introductions, you can work your way up to a degree. In 2013, we took part in a BBC TV series ‘The Chef’s Protégé’ which saw Tom Kitchin choose one of our students as a protégé to mentor and develop.
Our staff have incredible experience and industry links to help you learn, and you have the opportunity to take part in educational trips. Scholarships from St Johnston FC, The Ryder Cup, Andrew Fairlie, Sodexo, Crieff Hydro, Le Cordon Bleu, Rocco Forte Hotels, Mercure Perth and Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland provide financial and practical assistance to successful applicants.