Summer means a chance to get outdoors, and for our Hospitality School classes that is no exception!
We’ve been starting to wrap up our year long cookery courses with local schools in the traditional Hub way, through a celebration of all things food & drink of course!
This Summer Street Food event held at Parkhill Enterprise Academy, Glasgow, was particularly special, a culmination of a year long foodie journey involving four schools that started back in August.
The FOOD SCHOOL SCOTLAND Programme was originally started in 2018 with a small seed fund from Connect Local Regional Food Fund, the aim was to inspire communities to explore local produce, how its grow and how it can be used to bring the community together.
Since 2018 we have been focused on growing this programme to include more young people from across the region, its great to see many more school get involved.
Mr Pepin, Deputy Head of Parkhill Secondary and founder of the Enterprise Academy is a huge ambassador for culinary education and has been instrumental in getting this project off the ground, believing in the vision that we had at Hub International.
‘Programmes like Food School Scotland are immensely beneficial for our students, allowing them access to the industry through hands on masterclasses, immersive visits to local businesses, farms and getting to work with the producers, suppliers and operators of the full Scottish Hospitality supply chain. It has become a flagship programme for our school and one that we can all get involved in, including teachers & parents, a chance for us all to learn about on of Scotland’s biggest industries.’
The Food School Scotland Programme Manager, Lauren said ‘These young people are well equipped to gain experience or employment in the Hospitality, Food & Drink sector. They have a variety of unique skills from butchery, handling game birds, patisserie, barista & mixology as well as the theory and understanding of our vast sector. My self and the team of ambassadors at Hub International absolutely adore working here each week and supporting the new cohort to progress one step at a time. Today is a proud day seeing them complete such an intense course.’
We couldn’t make this programme as exciting as it has been without our brilliant programme partners, so a huge thanks to this years supporters:
Glasgow City Council, Wiseman Dairies, Johnston Stallbridge, Royal Highland Education Trust, Chocolatia, Bare Bones Chocolate, The Fish Plaice, Clydeside Distillery, Braehead Foods, Tantrum Doughnuts, Rapscallion, Monin, Chef Garry Gill, Forager Brody Mac, Brakes Scotland.
If your business would like to be involved in Food School Scotland next year we would love to talk.
If you are interested in working with Hub International to develop your schools culinary programmes please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org