Four students from West Lothian College’s Level 5 Professional Cookery course travelled to Glasgow on the 13 and 14 March along with their lecturers to compete in the Scottish Culinary Championships.

The Scottish Culinary Championships are held every two years and feature over 50 competitions across the two day period covering areas such as culinary art, trade skills and live challenges. The purpose of these championships is to showcase the talents of young chefs and students across the UK and provide a platform for them to network with industry leaders.

The students, Leah Meichan, Katarzyna Korpal, Jack Cuddihy and Opaweena Pecthung, competed in the Larder Knife Skills, Healthy Living and Street Food categories.

Accompanied by their lecturers Alex Sykakis, Paul Devonshire and Audrey Buckley, the students competed against 250 students from other colleges and experienced chefs from the Navy and the hospitality industry. The students were successful in achieving the highest award in their categories, resulting in them winning bronze awards.

Margaret Forisky, Centre Head for Hospitality and Communities at West Lothian College said: “Well done to all our students who took part in this year’s Scottish Culinary Championships. The event allows our students to test their skills against the very best of their peers from across the country. They were all fantastic on the day and both they and their lecturers should be very proud of their achievement.”