Super College Students Serve Lord Provost and Guests a Red Nose Day Treat

CoGC bakery students serve Lord Provost a Red Nose Tea

City of Glasgow College bakery students have served up some tasty treats for the Lord Provost at Glasgow City Chambers to raise money for Red Nose Day.

The students were guided by City of Glasgow College lecturer Selina McCrae and senior chef lecturer - and current BBC Masterchef: The Professionals winner - Gary Maclean, who oversaw a delicious spread of themed cupcakes, biscuits and a specially designed Red Nose Day cake.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty was joined by Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive of City of Glasgow College, City Chambers staff, councillors and representatives from a local charity as the Lord Provost’s dining room was transformed into a tea room especially for the annual Comic Relief event.

City of Glasgow College students David Curston, Hannah Curston, Stephanie McMurdo and Fergal Devlin were chosen to bake for the occasion using particular expertise gained from their HNC college course.

Bakery and Sugarcraft student David Curston, 27, said: “Being a part of this Red Nose Day event was really special. It was a great way to develop our skills and put into practice everything we've learned. This is the first big external event that we have provided the baking for and to do so for the Lord Provost, in a setting such as Glasgow City Chambers, was a fantastic experience.”

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said “I’d like to thank the BBC’s Masterchef winner Gary Maclean and his students for their support for my ‘Tea with the LP’ event. Their donation of beautiful baking was a much appreciated addition to that supplied by council staff and I hope we raise a lot of money for this worthy cause.”

Principal Paul Little said: “It was an honour to be part of this event. I'm really proud of what our students have achieved and their contribution to such a worthwhile cause. Events like this offer a great opportunity to show off the unique skills and techniques acquired under expert tutelage, as well as providing invaluable experience for future careers in the industry."