College Mentor scoops Top Award

City of Glasgow College, Gordon McIntyre, CIS Excellence Awards 2016 City of Glasgow College, Gordon McIntyre, CIS Excellence Awards 2016

A dedicated Hospitality and Events management mentor from City of Glasgow College has been named as Hospitality Educator of the Year at one of the industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies.

Gordon McIntyre, Curriculum Head of Events at City of Glasgow College, triumphed at the renowned Catering in Scotland Excellence (CIS) Awards, which recognise and reward the exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism.

After picking up his trophy at the Hilton Glasgow, Gordon said: “Winning this award has come as a huge surprise. I am delighted that the work I have done with the team at the college has been recognised.”

Gordon, who has spent most of his 30-year-long career working at the college, continued: “Although it is a personal award, I feel as though I am picking it up on behalf of all the amazing staff that I work alongside at the college as I wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of this without them. I am the leader of a fantastic group of people who support our students to gain a successful position in the industry.”

Also nominated for the award was Gordon’s colleague Gary Maclean, senior lecturer at City of Glasgow College. Only last year, Gary was named as UK Lecturer of the Year at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards after leading a team of students to victory in a canapé competition at Buckingham Palace. After impressing a judging panel including HRH The Countess of Wessex and royal chef Mark Flanagan, the team, led by Gary, went on to prepare finger food for esteemed guests at St James’s Palace to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Craft Guild of Chefs.