Borders College

Lecturer awarded scholarship to train with Michelin-star chef

Catering & Hospitality Lecturer at Borders College, Robbie Bunton, has been awarded a Craft Scholarship by HIT (Hospitality Industry Trust) Scotland which will allow him to broaden his skills with a Michelin-star Chef.

Robbie Bunton,

HIT Scotland scholarships provide scholars the invaluable opportunity to learn locally, nationally and internationally in order to leverage their careers. Robbie is set to undergo a week’s training in October with 2 Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Fairlie at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder.

Raring to go and looking forward to the experience, Robbie says: “Although I have extensive experience in the industry, I have never had the opportunity to work with a Michelin-star chef and that is an opportunity I welcome.”

As well as developing professional practice and gaining new industry contacts, Robbie hopes to use this opportunity to share new ideas and experiences with his students: “I believe in extending the students’ learning experience to prepare them for employment, and hope to use my scholarship to contribute to this in some way.”

Borders College staff members from the Catering & Hospitality department have participated in the programme in previous years, so we look forward to hearing more about Robbie’s experience once he has completed his scholarship.

Published: Wed 28th Jun, 2017