G1 Group Supporting Glasgow City Council Culinary Excellence Programme

Culinary Excellence

18 children from schools around Glasgow, involved in this year’s Glasgow City Council Culinary Excellence programme, have been gaining valuable practical experience working within G1 Venues in Glasgow.

The 12-week educational programme has seen Arta, Corinthian and The Bothy, work in collaboration with the Employment & Skills Partnership Team within Glasgow City Council’s Education Services. The programme has been established for 20 years and is recognised by employers and further education establishments Citywide. The programme offers continuous development and clear pathways between schools, further education and employment. 15 schools took part in this year’s programme.

Students from Lochend High School, Glasgow Gaelic High School and St Mungo’s Secondary School have been given practical experience to support their Level 5 Qualification in Hospitality, in both the kitchens, with our experienced Head Chefs Stuart McAllister, Patrick Farren and Derek Regan taking them through real life kitchen experiences, also Front of House, where our General Managers Craig Doak, Chris Goddard and Calum Peebles gave practical experience in service and standards. The students will then be given roles within the Kitchen and Front of House for their final event to prepare and host a 3-course lunch on Monday 21st November at G1’s flagship iconic venue The Corinthian for family and friends. Once the function is over they will be presented with their awards.

“This is a great opportunity to work with local schools and students to promote careers in Hospitality. It’s important we show the full potential, working in our industry has for students looking for long-term careers. Working with pupils still in full time education also supports our industry’s future skills shortage and improves knowledge of what working in Hospitality is really like. Our teams have loved every minute of engaging with the children and are looking forward to the event on Monday 21st November where the children put into practice everything they have learned.” Said Paul Bailey, HR Director for G1 Group