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Fife College Bag First Place at Brakes Scotland Student Hospitality Challenge

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Fife College Bag First Place at Brakes Scotland Student Hospitality Challenge

Fife College Bag First Place at Brakes Scotland Student Hospitality Challenge
June 13
11:51 2019

A team from Fife College have been crowned winners of the Brakes Scotland Student Hospitality Challenge. Edinburgh College, Fife College, South Lanarkshire College and City of Glasgow College went head to head last month for the chance to win.

Challenging teams to create a three-course Best of Scottish Cuisine menu in just 1 hour 45 minutes, the challenge began back in March when teams were invited to submit a menu, methodology and a costed list of ingredients. The starter or dessert had a mini plates/tapas-style theme, and each team was asked to source the food within a 100-mile radius of their respective college.

Prizes were also awarded to the best back of house and front of house teams:

  • Terri Scott and Eilidh Smith of Fife College won Best Back of House Team and a trip to represent Scotland at the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart in February.
  • The Best Front of House Team (Syke Rose Gough & Ioana Popescu of City of Glasgow College) won a scholarship from the HIT Scotland that includes a three-day work experience placement at a top resort hotel in London.

John McLintock, Regional Operations Manager at Brakes Scotland (pictured above, far right) said: ‘The team from Fife College really stood out and were deserving winners. Experiences like the Student Hospitality Challenge allow students to gain real life kitchen experiences, from working out costings and sourcing local ingredients, to pairing wines and ensuring a smooth service under pressure. All of the students have a lot of potential and I’m certain they all have bright futures ahead.’

The competing students were judged by Scottish Chefs President, Kevin MacGillivray, Joe Queen (past President), Andy Temple (Executive Chef at Six by Nico) Rick Houston (Operations Director at Buzzworks) and Derek Lockett (Senior Business Develop Chef at Brakes Scotland).

Students were judged using the World Association of Chefs societies (WACS) criteria ensuring the highest and most consistent judging standards.














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For More images, please contact Lorna Allison, Marketing Manager at Brakes Scotland.



Brakes Scotland


Brakes Scotland has committed to Scotland for nearly 60 years. Employing over 600 local people, Brakes Scotland partnerships with over 100 Scottish suppliers serves   more than 11,000 customers, across the nation.


Operating from four sites across Scotland in Inverness, Oban, Dundee and Newhouse, Brakes Scotland offers customers a fully multi-temperature service and over 600 Scottish product lines.  Brakes Scotland is owned by Sysco, a world leading supplier to the foodservice sector

in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden and America.


Scottish Chefs


Scottish Chefs is a non-profit organisation that seeks to develop the skills of chefs and cooks at all

stages in their careers through training and participation culinary competitions. Scottish Chefs run

competitions annually and every 2 years at the Scottish Culinary Championships at ScotHot. All funds

raised by Scottish Chefs is invested back into the industry.

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Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland


Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland is a unique charity for the hospitality industry in Scotland, encouraging the development of anyone working or studying in the sector.  Led and supported by the same industry it serves, HIT Scotland offers opportunities to broaden skills and grow personally through their inspirational scholarship programme.  This is all made possible through industry support and sponsorship of fundraising events and outdoor challenges.




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