Food Studies and Hospitality

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In Scotland, the tourism and hospitality sector supports the jobs of 217,00 people (8% of total employment) and contributes £6 billion to the economy every year.

The importance of the sector is demonstrated in its status as one of the Scottish Government’s six growth sectors and is forecast to be the second top employing sector in Perth and Kinross by 2028.

With highly commended programmes delivered in partnership with the crème de la crème of industry professionals, Perth College UHI offers invaluable skills to prepare students for their future career. The curriculum was awarded the SQA Star Award for Innovation in 2016.

Former student, Tom Kitchin, has gone on to gain Michelin stars for his restaurant in Leith. 

As well as the chance to develop skills in fine dining with the public in the training restaurant, students also get to work in the Food Court. This is a fast-paced restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals to visitors, staff and students, run in a unique partnership with one of the world’s largest food service management companies, Sodexo.

Former student, Tom Kitchin, has gone on to gain Michelin stars for his restaurant in Leith. In 2013, the department took part in a BBC TV series ‘The Chef’s Protégé’ which saw Tom Kitchin choose student Jamie Mackinnon as a protégé to mentor and develop. Jamie was also a Craft Guild of Chefs ‘Young National Chef of the Year’ finalist in 2019.

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Apply now for September 2019!

For more information, please visit the Perth College UHI website or contact Ian Gibb, Sector Manager Food Studies and Hospitality, via phone 01738 877618 or send an email.

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