Top Scots chef Tony Singh has whipped up enthusiasm among students at D&A College campus in Arbroath on a visit to the home of the smokie.
The Leith-born Sikh, who is famed for using Scottish produce, helped supported education students to devise a new recipe for the soup packs they create and sell each month as a social enterprise.
The students won the chef’s stamp of approval as they only use locally-grown, organic vegetables in the packs, which are then sold around the Arbroath campus. Profits from the venture are then donated to charity.
Tony later turned up the heat in the demonstration kitchen at Dundee’s Kingsway campus when he gave a masterclass in using spices.
An audience of 13 HNC professional cookery students then peppered the celebrity chef with questions on his skills.
“Visits of this sort, involving well-known and respected figures from the industry, can really inspire our students,” Louisa Kingham, head of hospitality, retail and tourism, told The Courier.
“This is particularly true of people like Mr Singh, who, before he embarked on his highly successful career in the restaurant trade, attended college just the same as our students today.”