Ambassadors chosen from FVC’s Hospitality courses
Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is being aided this year by three ambassadors from Forth Valley College’s Hospitality courses.
This year’s Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight (1-16 September) is tying in closely with the Year of Young People and focussing on the future of the industry in Scotland and how young people will be instrumental in its continued growth and success.
To help do this they have selected Jordan Gardiner (17) a City and Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery student and Robyn Wilson (16) a HND Hospitality Management student and Holly Busby (18) also a HND Hospitality Management student, to help promote the ‘Fortnight’.
Scotland Food & Drink has set out a vision for 2030 to double the worth of the food and drink industry in Scotland and early on in their planning for the 2018 campaign they came up with their focus – young people and the amazing work they are doing.
Jordan, who completed his NC Hospitality course last year and has just started his City and Guilds Level 2 Professional Cookery course at the FVC Stirling Campus, said: “During my NC Hospitality I enjoyed learning a variety of skills, such as making drinks for the customers, taking food orders, preparing bills and cooking meals for customers. I enjoyed working with customers and providing a good service which is always important to me.
“I have gained experience in the training restaurant and kitchen at the college. I would like to become a professional chef, where I would be able to travel and work in any part of the world. I would like to help other people develop in the Hospitality industry as well. I would also like to learn from other people about unique Scottish food and drink products.”