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Hospitality legend retiring after six decades - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Hospitality legend retiring after six decades

Ian Gibb, Sector Manager for Food Studies and Hospitality is retiring after six decades with Perth College UHI.  He has worked with countless students over the years and worked with industry - locally and with lots of 'great names' including Tom Kitchin. 

During his time at the college Ian has been instrumental in establishing links with industry peers, including a Local Employers Forum and Advisory Group. These support employers linking with College students for part-time work, placements, volunteering and full-time opportunities, as well as helping lecturers align with what is happening in industry now.  The Forum also allows the industry to know about the curriculum - and to have input in shaping it going forward. These networks are recognised in terms of HMIe recognition as well as winning many high-profile awards.

Ian said: “Our links with employers are amazing and our door is always open. Our curriculum is the only college in Scotland that has day-to-day curriculum involvement in terms of the award-winning  Food Court.  I can’t imagine the Perth College UHI Food Studies and Hospitality department operating so successfully without our vital industry involvement. Yes, its hard work - but so beneficial for my team and for every student in the department, and our benchmark of success is supporting our students to achieve their dreams within their chosen profession.”

He has supported the ambitions and successful careers of many individuals within hospitality and will be much missed.

Read the full interview with Rebecca Shearer in The Courier

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