Edinburgh College students help to raise £1million for Prince’s Trust Scotland

Twenty-two students from Edinburgh College’s Catering and Hospitality department have helped to raise £1million to change the lives of young people across Scotland. The students got a taste of glitz and glamour helping to serve up lunch for 420 ‘old bags’ at the five-star Prestonfield House at an annual Prince’s Trust Scotland fundraiser on Friday.…

Prize Giving 2018: Julia Rey Tapia

Julia Rey is 24 years old and originally comes from Malaga in Spain. Her passion has always been in food and hospitality so Julia came to Edinburgh College to study SVQ Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery. On Friday, Julia will collect the Neil Forbes Award for Professional Cookery at the college’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony.…

Professional Cookery students’ trip to Milan

Professional Cookery students are heading to Milan for a two-day trip taking in a new culinary learning experience, to improve their skills and expand their knowledge. On 7 and 8 June the Level 3 students attend the Food Genius Academy in Milan to learn more about Italian cuisine and how to cook it. The main…

College welcomes Scotland women’s national football team for nutrition workshop ahead of EURO 2017

Ahead of their appearance at UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 the Scotland Women’s National Football Team attended a workshop on cooking and nutrition at Edinburgh College. The workshop, held at the college’s Apprentice Restaurant in Granton, was delivered in partnership with nutritionists from the sportscotland, Institute of Sport and involved the team donning aprons and being…

Troy in the finals for Gibby Scholarship

Edinburgh College student Troy Flood, who is currently studying the Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery, is through to the finals of the Gibby Culinary Scholarship at Gleneagles Hotel. Troy is one of six competing for a full-time position at Gleneagles in the competition. In order to secure his place, he had…

Future Chef local final at the college

Twelve aspiring young chefs from Edinburgh and the Lothians competed in Springboard’s FutureChef local final at Edinburgh College this week. The group of 12-16-year-old school pupils had an hour and a half to prepare, cook and serve a hot main course and a hot or cold dessert for two people whilst working within a specified…

Minister meets academy members

The Scottish Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment found out more about Edinburgh College and partners’ South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP) on a visit to an East Lothian high school. Annabelle Ewing MSP visited Preston Lodge High School to find out more about the history of the award-winning Hospitality and Tourism Academy and its…