Hospi­tal­ity mas­ter­class at Camp­bel­town Gram­mar

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Camp­bel­town Gram­mar School (CGS) stu­dents re­ceived a mas­ter­class on the ben­e­fits of work­ing in the hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try from a Kin­tyre chef who has cooked all over the world. Ex­plore Kin­tyre and Gigha com­mit­tee mem­ber Johnny Bev­eridge brought Visit Scot­land’s Year of Young Peo­ple 2018 to the school on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 12 when he held a work­shop and cook­ing dis­play for more than 20 hospi­tal­ity stu­dents. The work­shop was held in con­junc­tion with Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land, Ex­plore Kin­tyre and Gigha, Camp­bel­town Gram­mar School and Ar­gyll and the Isles Tourism Co­op­er­a­tive (AITC). It was to help give the stu­dents a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of their ca­reer op­tions in the hospi­tal­ity, tourism and travel in­dus­try with the added bonus of a cook­ing dis­play by Johnny of Chi­nese cui­sine. Johnny, who is still ac­tive in the hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try as well as be­ing on the Ex­plore Kin­tyre and Gigha com­mit­tee, said: ‘It was a de­light to spend time with staff and stu­dents at Camp­bel­town Gram­mar School. ‘It was great to see how much en­thu­si­asm the stu­dents had es­pe­cially with the veg­e­tar­ian op­tion of the Chi­nese cui­sine we pre­pared. ‘Thanks to all for fa­cil­i­tat­ing.’ Ali­son Woodrow, prin­ci­pal teacher of the health and food tech­nol­ogy depart­ment at CGS, said: ‘We would like to say a huge thank you to Johnny Bev­eridge for in­spir­ing us with a mas­ter­class in Chi­nese cook­ery which our pupils thor­oughly en­joyed. ‘They are keen to try out the recipes from the day and are stir fry­ing this week. ‘Johnny also gave us an in­sight into ca­reers in the ho­tel in­dus­try and work­ing in na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ho­tels. ‘We are look­ing for­ward to Kay John­ston from Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land car­ry­ing out a ca­reers ses­sion next week with our hospi­tal­ity pupils.’ Iain John­ston, AITC de­vel­op­ment agent for Kin­tyre and Gigha, added: ‘It was great to be in­volved in fa­cil­i­tat­ing this work­shop in part­ner­ship with na­tional and lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and to be able to de­liver it to stu­dents in CGS. ‘Thanks to all in­volved and to Johnny for his in­spi­ra­tional talk and cook­ing dis­play.’ Kay John­ston, ca­reers ad­viser at Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land, said: ‘Work­ing with Johnny was an in­spi­ra­tion for stu­dents and part­ners. ‘Johnny’s real life ex­pe­ri­ences of­fered a unique ca­reer in­sight for young peo­ple.’

Hospi­tal­ity pupils and staff of CGS with Johnny Bev­eridge and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the groups which or­gan­ised the work­shop.

Johnny Bev­eridge held a work­shop and cook­ing dis­play for more than 20 hospi­tal­ity stu­dents.

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