City of Glasgow College venue for unique gastronomic event

Over 50 members of the public booked in for Dinner-through-the Decades at City of Glasgow College's new city centre training restaurant, Scholars, on Wednesday 29 March.

The college teamed up with The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Scotland to host the unique four course gastronomic event prepared by college students in collaboration with some of the country’s most talented chefs.

Jeff Bland, Michelin starred Executive Chef at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and Chairman of the Royal Academy in Scotland, explained what the evening was all about:

“City of Glasgow College’s new restaurant is an awe inspiring venue with chef lecturers dedicated to giving our young people the very best training and education and we were delighted that they invited us to host this special event.

“One of the main remits of the Academy is to educate and encourage the next generation of hospitality professionals, so what better way to motivate and inspire some of Scotland’s young chefs than give them the opportunity to work alongside some of the best mentors in the country."

Those mentors came from high profile restaurants and hotels including: Wild Thyme Event Catering; Trump Turnberry; The Old Course Hotel; The Balmoral; Three Chimneys Skye; Gleneagles, and Ondine who commented:

"Brilliant day with Scotland's future chefs and waiters. Privilege to be part of."

Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive, City of Glasgow College said:

“We were delighted to welcome The Royal Academy to our world class training restaurant within our incredible new City campus.  Such an event allows us to showcase the amazing talent within our College as well as giving our students a truly unique experience."

Each chef was responsible for one course and worked in the kitchen ahead of the event to teach the HND Professional Cookery students how to create their dish. The chefs took inspiration from a different decade to design a course based on an iconic or popular dish from that period.