College Master Chef serves lunch at Glasgow’s Hospice

Senior chef lecturer at City of Glasgow College, Gary MacLean, took time between lectures to serve lunch to patients at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

The  MasterChef winner helped kitchen staff prepare and serve lunch to the hospice’s day-service patients on Monday 30 January. He said:

“My wife has long been a great supporter of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice so to be asked to help prepare lunch for the patients is an honour. Taking part in and winning MasterChef: The Professionals was an incredible experience which is now giving me great opportunities to meet remarkable people and cook in some very special venues.”

Gary, who has been chef lecturer at the College for 16 years, won the prestigious title after a final which included making a Michelin-starred dish for 28 Michelin-starred chefs. He spectacularly beat 47 other professional chefs over seven weeks of cooking.

Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said:

“Gary made everyone’s day by coming in to see us. We’re all big fans of the show and were rooting for him to win. It was a fantastic achievement. He was a huge hit with the patients and we really appreciated him taking the time to visit.”

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice at Carlton Place, Glasgow provides free person-centred and family-focused palliative care and support. Specialist staff and volunteers are trained to work with individuals and families who are living with significant challenges to their health and wellbeing.