Four go to France for Michelin Star experience

November 13, 2019

An exciting opportunity has opened up for four young professional cookery students studying at North East Scotland College.

For the last two years as part of an Erasmus programme in partnership with Aberdeen City & Shire Hoteliers Association, students studying professional cookery in France have been coming over to Aberdeen. They gained work experience in the Carmelite and Chester Hotels and spent a day at NESCol honing their skills.

Now, for the first time, four NESCol students will be given a similar opportunity.  They will be in France for three weeks where they will work in Michelin starred restaurants and be trained to follow the traditional Escoffier cooking methods at the Lycee Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, just outside Paris.

Following a vigorous selection process, the students – Nicole Cameron, Shannon Cowan, Bethany Littlejohn and Renz Mangalile who are in their second year of Professional Cookery, will be joined by lecturer Robert Bruce for the first week.