The Higher National Diploma Hospitality took part in the competition – held in Glasgow’s SEC – designed to showcase a variety of culinary skills which was judged by the Federation of Chefs.
The students competed in a variety of categories including butchery, fish filleting, innovative napkin folding, bread making and innovative pasta.
After months of preparation, the hospitality team brought home a haul of one gold, three silver and one bronze medals.
Nicole Cumming from Perth, who achieved bronze for her pigeon tortellini with game and cherry jus in the innovative pasta section, said-:“It was a brilliant experience and great to meet all the established chefs who judged the category. It was very stressful, but worth it.”
Lewis Heaney from St Monans, who received silver for his prawn dish, said: “It was my first competition and was very nerve wracking, but I’ve got the buzz now and want to enter more competitions! It’s really inspired me and given me a better understanding of the industry.”
Hospitality Lecturer, Willie Balfour, added: “SCOTHOT brings colleges and industry together, both to network and compete. This is our first year with so many entries and we are overwhelmed with our achievement.”
SRUC Elmwood offers a variety of hospitality and professional cookery courses. Details can be found here www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120568/hospitality_and_cookery