Our Successes

Aisha Abdulai, HCIMA Award from the Institute of Hospitality Scotland, Edinburgh College 2015 Graduation​​

"Now that I have left college, I have moved onto university to do a degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. I have gone straight into third year at Queen Margaret University after achieving the HND. 

I am very grateful for my time at Edinburgh College as it taught me a lot, again, not only about the subject, but about myself too, and a lot of that's down to my lecturers that I had over the two years. It was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.​"

Coreen Docherty - UK Spa Therapist Of The Year

Edinburgh College beauty student Coreen Docherty, from Bathgate was named UK Spa Therapist of the year at the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts High Achievers Awards 2014.  Coreen studied HND Beauty Therapy and also worked in the Leisure CLub and Spa at the Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel in West Lothian.

Lesley Stewart - Chef Of The Year

​Where do you see yourself in five years?  This is the question that led Lesley Stewart to take the brave decision to put her nursing career on hold and pursue her dream to train as a pasrty chef.  Three years on Lesley looks back fondly at her time at Edinburgh College where she studied Professional Cookery.  After winning chef of the year Lesley got her dream job as a chocolatier at Hello Chocolate in Dunfermline, producing bespoke artisan chocolates with clients including The Balmoral.  She initially took a part-time posistion but as her skills soon began to evolve it soon became apparent how much she enjoyed the process of creating beautiful hand-made chocolates.  Lesley is now proud to be the Head of Production at Hello Chocolate.


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