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HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP TO LAUSANNE HND Hospitality Management student Mollie Browne has returned from a week-long scholarship at the world-renowned Lausanne Hotel School in Switzerland. The scholarship was awarded by the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland which works closely with colleges and universities in Scotland. They support the development of emerging talent in the hospitality industry by awarding scholarships and bursaries, helping people to advance in the industry. Lausanne Hotel School boasts close ties with the international hospitality industry and offers ground-breaking training to prepare students for global hospitality management careers. STUDENTS DISH UP NEW MENU Profesional Cookery students took up the challenge of designing a main dish for the menu of Irvine restaurant Si!, owned by SimpsInns Group, for their Essential Skills project. Tasked with designing a stand-out dish to complement the current menu, students Katarzyna Hospodarewska, James Ralston, Emma McKechnie and Alistair Young were given the opportunity to practise their ideas in the College kitchens, with two groups selected to cook alongside the restaurant’s head chef. Under the guidance of lecturers, the students prepared by attending the restaurant to get a sense of the environment and ambience. Following the success of the menu challenge, student Iona Duncan was selected for interview and has been offered a part-time job at Si! which fits perfectly around her college course. Gavin McGill, Executive Head Chef at Si! said “I was extremely impressed with the effort and passion that the students put into creating a couple of really good dishes for us. It was fantastic how well the students worked together as a team in a very busy restaurant environment.”   Mollie said “I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Lausanne and found the lectures very educational and interesting. I look forward to using what I've learned to complete my course and progress further in the industry.” Hospitality lecturer Richard Canale was also given a scholarship.  THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 13