Hugh Baird College students get a taste of Nordic food culture

Posted 14th February 2018
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In preparation for their own Nordic themed evening at the L20 Restaurant, a group of budding young chefs from Hugh Baird College’s renowned L20 Hotel School were recently taken on an educational visit to the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

The Level 3 Professional Cookery students will host an evening treating guests to traditional Danish food that will be freshly prepared on site. To prepare a suitable menu for the evening a team of lecturers took the students over to Copenhagen for 3 days, giving them plenty of opportunity to gather inspiration for their own menu.

Students took part in activities such as touring the street food markets serving a wide range of foods and having dinner at a classic Danish restaurant, allowing them to further their knowledge of typical Danish cuisine. Students were even able to take part in a cookery class with the head chef and team at Kokkeriet, a Michelin starred restaurant. While at the restaurant the students also got to work alongside the team and cook their own five course contemporary Danish menu. They were also given advice on wine pairing.

Level 3 Catering student, Adam Woods from Huntscross said:

“The trip was really interesting to see the food culture in another country and really helpful for us to gather some inspiration for our own menu. The whole group really enjoyed it and filled us with excitement for our own event.”

Hugh Baird College L20 Hotel School Curriculum Coordinator, Stephen Otty said:

“The experience was originally designed to give students a well-rounded understanding of Danish cuisine for their Nordic themed evening, but they have come away with some great experiences and tips that they can use when they go on to pursue their career paths.”

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