Students Prove to be a big HIT at charity Lunch

HNC Pastry students  and staff from South Lanarkshire College have shown that they have what it takes to be huge stars in the Hospitality industry after serving  up desert to  320 people at one of  Glasgow’s top hotels at the annual Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) lunch.

Established in 1994, HIT Scotland supports people working and studying in the hospitality industry across Scotland.  HIT’s aim is to broaden skills and experience through a range of learning programmes and scholarships.

HIT Scotland’s annual lunch was designed to raise funds for the trust and allow students the opportunity to hone their skills in one of Scotland’s top hotels.

The event which was held on Friday 3 September, was hosted by Journalist and Radio Presenter, Tam Cowan and local Comedian Janey Godley.

At the lunch South Lanarkshire College students made and served the guests a chocolate dome with orange curd and chocolate mousse dessert. There was also a famous glasgow traffic cone made from chocolate.  The world renowned traffic cone that resides on the head of the statue of the Duke of Wellington which is situated in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, was the main theme of the event and traffic cones could be seen throughout the lunch.

South Lanarkshire Pastry Chef Lecturer, Helen Vass said: “I’m thrilled that our students had the chance to take part in this year’s HIT Scotland  lunch.  It was wonderful to see our students try out the skills they have learned in class in at such a fantastic occasion. Experiences like the HIT lunch ensures they will be  ready to thrive when they leave College in what is a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry.

We were also very excited to serve our delicacies to Janey Godley.  We have had a great day”