Students Take Centre Stage at Fantastic Food Festival

Wed 20 Mar 19

Fife College was delighted to welcome over 2,000 visitors to its Kirkcaldy Campus on Saturday to attend the fifth annual Adam Smith Food Festival, part of the very successful Adam Smith Festival of Ideas.

The Food Festival showcased the very best of Fife food bringing together producers and food lovers all under one roof.

Gary McLean, from BBC MasterChef fame, was on stage during the event and the College’s very own Professional Cookery students also took centre stage with a food demonstration.

Students Eilidh Smith, from Dunfermline and Terri Scott, from Lochgelly, enjoyed creating three dishes for the audience, sharing their food tips and stories with the crowd. Both students are currently studying HNC Professional Cookery at the College’s Kirkcaldy Campus.

Fellow student, Andy McDonald, from Kirkcaldy, assisted Chef Tom Pratt from the Waterfront Restaurant in Kirkcaldy with his food demonstration on stage.

The student run bistro also proved a big hit with the crowd and was particularly busy throughout the day, as was the student run cake and bread stall.

Bryan McCabe – Bell, Director of Business, Enterprise and Tourism was delighted with the event and said:

“What a fantastic weekend – we were delighted to be partners in the Adam Smith Festival of Ideas for the fifth year running, which must be one of the most successful yet. Supported by our chef lecturers and staff, the events provided our students with excellent opportunities to assist and practice their skills.

“The highlight for us was the Food Festival - what a turnout and what an event! Our student run bistro and home baking were particularly busy on the day as were our kids’ pizza and cupcake workshops.

“We are especially proud of Professional Cookery students, Eilidh Smith and Terri Scott, who did a fantastic job on stage, producing three delicious dishes which the audience got the chance to sample.

“It was great to be part of such a successful event which showcases our students’ talents and puts Kirkcaldy and Fife firmly on the food map.”

Student Kelly Smith from Kirkcaldy, who studies NC Hospitality, enjoyed helping to run the home-baking stall and said: “We’ve been planning this for some time to make sure we had the right produce baked in time for the event – it’s been really busy and was a great experience to take part.”

Fife College students, Eilidh Smith and Terri Scott on stage at their cookery demonstration.

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