Student Chefs Cooking with Gas Again

Professional cookery students at Dumfries and Galloway College have returned to their kitchens.

The Stranraer campus has welcomed back the Level 5 and 6 students to continue their practical based subjects in the high-tech kitchens at the college.

In order to keep all the returning students safe, they are being kept to groups of 6 which will allow them to work in a socially distanced way.

Further safety measures include a thermal camera check before entering the cooking space, hand sanitizer, a one-way system, other PPE, hand washing, mentoring, and student swipe cards.

With all those measures in place, professional cookery students can confidently resume their practical studies safe in the knowledge that they are doing so in a secure and low-risk way.

The move has been welcomed by the local hospitality industry and the college community who recognise the importance of getting practical learning going again.

Throughout the pandemic, Dumfries and Galloway College has been at the forefront of the fight against the virus, including donating supplies and know-how to the local community, and is now in a position to play a key role in the recovery of the South of Scotland.


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Principal Joanna Campbell said:“I am beyond thrilled to welcome our student chefs back to our Stranraer campus.

“They have been wonderfully patient and community-minded during these tough times and we’re as glad as they are to see them back in their kitchens.”

“My thanks to all of those who have made this possible, in particular those whose work has made it safe enough for them to come back.”