25 Jan 2019
City of Glasgow College brought the Bard to Glasgow’s Cathedral Street as it hosted its annual Burns Supper at its award winning City campus.
Scholars, the college’s fine dining training restaurant, was the venue for guests who came from across the UK and Europe to enjoy the Burns themed menu which was prepared and served by professional cookery and hospitality students.
Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive at City of Glasgow College, said:
“This is our ninth Burns Supper and the third to be held in Scholars in our stunning City campus. It is quite the hot ticket in town now and, as an honorary Scot, I am proud to lead this traditional annual event on behalf of our college which is also proud to be part of Burns’ unique legacy.”
As a high profile event the evening is a great testing ground for the hospitality and cookery students who enjoy the challenge of catering for VIP guests. It is also an excellent learning opportunity and they never fail to impress visitors with their exceptional culinary skills and high quality front of house standards.
The VIP guests included Leader of Glasgow City Council, Susan Aitken, who delivered the Immortal Memory, former SNP MP Roger Mullin who gave the Toast to the Lassies, and Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland who replied to the Toast to the Lassies.
Councillor Susan Aitken was a guest speaker at the college’s recent winter graduation ceremony, and said:
“It is always a pleasure to spend time at the college campus, right in the heart of the city – and seldom more so than with the happy task of talking about Burns and his poetry.
“The evening was a wonderful achievement for the hard-working students who looked after us so well and honoured the Bard’s life and work in fine style.”
Pictured: Shona Struthers; Alisdair Barron; Councillor Susan Aitken; Principal Paul Little; Dr Bridget McConnell; Roger Mullin and Ian Dickson, Lord Dean of Guild.