SERC v FVC
Hospitality competition is a taster for bigger things to come
Hospitality at its best was served up at a competitive event held at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus recently.
The college welcomed two teams of students and staff members from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) in Northern Ireland on Thursday 31 May to take part in a cook and serve competition and a street food challenge.
The event further strengthens a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed last year which will allow staff and students to engage in reciprocal visits and to share best practice in the areas of hospitality, creative industries, Moodle, creative learning, teaching and mentoring. It is also hoped that the agreement will develop to allow the newly formed partnership to identify areas of work which will truly enhance the educational experience of students.
The SERC team came out on top for the Street Food competition and Forth Valley College won the Cook and Serve competition. It is hoped this event could lead to a possible Celtic Nations Hospitality tournament between Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.
James Currie, Head of School - for Hospitality, Management, Tourism, Languages & A’ Levels at SERC, said: “We were delighted to bring our Hospitality students and staff over to Stirling for this event and we are sure it will undoubtedly benefit our students and those from Forth Valley College. The standard of cooking and front of house service from both teams was very high and it was great to see them all in action.”
Diane Creed, Head of FVC’s Department of Hospitality and Salon Services, said: “Well done to both teams – Forth Valley College for winning the Cook and Serve competition and SERC for their fantastic, winning Street Food. This was an amazing opportunity to develop the partnership we already have with SERC and develop further the idea of a Celtic Nations hospitality competition between like-minded colleges. We look forward to strengthening these links even further in the weeks and months to come. All the students involved showed a high degree of talent and should be very proud of themselves.”