Super Chef wins Educator of the Year

City of Glasgow College chef lecturer, Gary MacLean, has won CIS Hospitality Educator of the Year at the 2017 CIS Excellence Awards.

The current BBC MasterChef: The Professionals champion picked up his latest accolade at one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the industry.

Gary said he was delighted and honoured to have been recognised in this way:

“It is both humbling and a privilege to win this particular award. I see it very much as a team achievement and am delighted that the work we do with our students to ensure their future success has been recognised in this way.”

The Hospitality Educator of the Year Award is given to someone who demonstrates a palpable passion and commitment to their students through their dedication to hospitality education.

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

“This is a very well deserved win. Gary is an extremely talented chef but first and foremost he is a highly respected and enthusiastic lecturer whose students enjoy and benefit from his innovative teaching and cooking techniques. Our congratulations go to him once more for securing yet another prestigious award.”

The CIS Excellence Awards recognise and reward exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism.

The ceremony took place at the Glasgow Hilton on Thursday 25 May.