Posted: Tuesday 19 June 2012
Special guests were treated to a luxury evening banquet courtesy of Kilmarnock College recently. The VIPS had their taste buds tantalised as they were served a delicious meal of game, kindly donated by The British Deer Society and expertly prepared by the College's hospitality students.
For the last two years, Kilmarnock College has been working closely with The British Deer Society to support them in providing a special evening for its society members. In a bid to showcase their culinary skills, the College's hospitality students gave up their own time to prepare and serve the meal which included deer and pheasant.
The British Deer Society is a charity which was set up to ensure that there is a sustainable healthy population of deer in the UK. As deer have no natural predators - if left to their own devices - their numbers can quickly escalate out of control so the Society strives to maintain harmony within the environment..
Recognised for taking part in last year's ‘Fruits of the Forest' event, The British Deer Society presented students Terri Stanovitch and Stephen McBride with Excellence Awards and £50.00 from The Society - Terri for her ‘Front of House' service and Stephen for his work in the kitchen.
Billy Tomlinson, South West Scotland Branch Treasurer at British Deer Society, said; "The enthusiasm and work ethos at Kilmarnock College is truly inspirational. The staff and students have exceeded all our expectations and provided us with an exceptional culinary dining experience befitting the ‘Monarch of the Glen'."
Peter Bacchetti, Hospitality Lecturer at Kilmarnock College, said; "Hosting the British Deer Society dinner has provided our students with a valuable experience in helping them further develop skills in their chosen subject. Here at Kilmarnock College, we welcome the opportunity our learners have been given to handle Scottish furred and feathered game."
The College's Gallery Restaurant reopens in August and tables can be reserved daily for lunch service between 12.00pm and 12.30pm Monday to Friday by calling 01563 523501 ext. 4119 or 4120.
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