Our hard-working catering team at City of Glasgow College University (COGC) has been recognised with the Principal and Chief Executive’s Special Commendation Award for excellence in catering and hospitality services, particularly their involvement in COP26. The Award was presented at the college’s annual graduation ceremony, held at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive of COGC said: “I was delighted to personally congratulate Allison, Chris and Frank from BaxterStorey at our annual graduation ceremony. Our staff commendation awards rightly recognise those individuals or teams who have gone above and beyond in order to help others, or to provide excellent service. Our College held some 100 events throughout the two weeks of COP26 and BaxterStorey did indeed go above and beyond to provide five star cuisine and presentation for guests attending the numerous VIP dinners. The BaxterStorey team richly deserve this award and our congratulations.”
Paul applauded the team for their canape and drinks reception for HRH Princess Anne, delegates and climate experts where 400 canapes were individually made by exec chef Chris Bryden and his chef brigade. They also hosted the International Chamber of Shipping’s dinner.
Roy Gardner, vice principal, Corporate Development and Innovation City of Glasgow, commented: “As we emerge from the hugely successful COP programme, I want to thank everyone at BaxterStorey for their professionalism, hard work and outstanding effort shown over the past fortnight. Please pass on my genuine appreciation and thanks to all your staff who put in the hours”.
At the graduation, the team had the pleasure of meeting Professor Jason Leith CBE, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government, who was the Guest of Honour in attendance.
Allison Miller, operations manager, said: “We are over the moon to have won the Special Commendation Award at this year’s graduation ceremony. I am so proud of the team; they played such an important part in the prestigious and historic event of COP26. Chris and his team of chefs planned and executed an excellent and unique menu, which celebrated the very best of Scotland’s seasonal, local produce”.
Jeremy Wood, regional managing director, said: “I am delighted to see the team recognised with the Special Commendation Award, for going the extra mile to deliver exceptional hospitality during the 26th annual COP conference. The team were eager to showcase the very best of Scotland’s produce and planned and executed a unique menu which celebrated using local and seasonal ingredients to create a memorable experience for our guests”.