The Incorporation of Bakers Networking evening: Monday
21st May 2018
This is one of the established events on the Bakers' calendar is
a networking night for students of baking and hospitality.
Owing to the Bakers' close links with the City of Glasgow College,
the event is hosted in Scholars' training restaurant. Each year a
group of 5 leaders in their field give their time to speak to the
students, and advise them on careers. On 25th May,
through MCR Pathways, we invited students in kinship care to join
us, to experience what is available for those keen to pursue a
career in the baking and hospitality industries.
The Deacon, Dr Rose Mary Harley introduced speakers: Prof
Maurice Taylor CBE, hotelier; Mr Bruce Reidford, Chief Finance
Officer, Tunnock's; Mr Alasdair Smith, Chief Executive, Scottish
Bakers; Mr Brian Dick, Chief Executive, The New Chocolate Company;
Mr Scott Anderson, Quality and Training Manager, Scottish
The Incorporation also used the event to present the
Bakers/Tunnock Award for Excellence in Baking to Mitchell
Finnell, a 1st Year NPA Bakery student, and Lucy
Snowball, a 2nd year NC Bakery, and to also present them
with their membership of the Incorporation.
The below photos show the Deacon presenting cheques to Mitchell
and Lucy, with Bakery lecturers Jason Ross and Lisa Ross.
evening: Friday 25th May 2018
The Incorporation of Bakers held a chocolate tasting night on
25th May to raise funds for The Trades House's
Kinship Care Initiative.
Brian Dick, Chief Executive and founder of the excitingNew
Chocolate Company, gave the assembled group a presentation
onEverything You Want To Know About Chocolate But Were Afraid To
Ask. Steering us through the merits of high cocoa solids and
necessity of cocoa butter, a tasting session accompanied the talk,
with animated audience participation. Young baritone Daniel Barratt
entertained us with songs from Les Miserables, Carmen, From Russia
With Love, and others, and at the end of the night, everyone left
with a box of Brian's exclusive chocolates. In addition to
having an enjoyable social evening, and raising some money, the
Bakers also wanted to introduce this exciting new company, based in
Port Glasgow, to the Trades House, in the hope we will be able to
hold other such events.