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Call for applications across Scotland for food & drink learning journey exploring Glasgow & Loch Lomond

02/06/2023
Experience Glasgow Learning Journey Arran cohort

REGIONAL Food Group, Experience Glasgow Food & Drink, is excited to announce a unique learning journey for Glasgow producers, chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality business owners to boost partnership working and learning across the region. This 3-day subsidised trip will cover two of Scotland’s most iconic locations – Glasgow and Loch Lomond.

Businesses are being encouraged to get involved by nominating themselves or a team member that may benefit from this inspiring, collaborative programme. 

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After a hugely successful Learning Journey to the Isle of Arran and Mull last year which had award winning chefs like Peter McKenna of The Gannet, Head Chef at Unalome, Conor McCollum, Lisa Lawson of Dear Green and Laurie Macmillan from Cafe Strangebrew taking part, applications are now open.  If you’re one of the ten selected to explore, you will learn from businesses such as Glengoyne Distillery and MacDuff Beef who will share their personal journey navigating the ups and downs of the industry.

The previous trip resulted in attendees sharing expertise which has resulted in more economical and sustainable practices, partnership working and the use of products from the suppliers visited. Peter McKenna from The Gannet said “A very engaging trip full of enthusiasm and knowledge. Wonderful experience meeting with people who are so proud of their region and produce, and rightfully so. Well-thought out itinerary with a cast of like minded food and drink professionals.” 

This is an incredible opportunity to explore the renowned food and drink sector and meet the passionate people behind it. Participants will get a chance to visit the region’s best producers, farms, distilleries and take part in foraging.

The learning journey will start in the beautiful Loch Lomond, where they will experience the stunning natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Here, they will get a chance to sample some of the region’s finest local produce and discover the stories of the people behind them.

In Glasgow, the group will spend some time foraging in Mugdock Country Park then visit businesses in East and West Glasgow including Bare Bones Chocolate, Dear Green Coffee Roasters and Wilson’s Catch of the Day with a finale dinner at The Gannet.

As part of this initiative, Experience Glasgow Food & Drink is pleased to offer subsidised places, covering costs for this 3-day visit including all transport from pick up/return to Glasgow, meals, and admission fees. There will be a small charge of £50 per person to secure the place. 

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals in the industry and form invaluable relationships.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover Glasgow and Loch Lomond’s unique food and drink scene and learn from some of the most passionate people in the industry. 

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested, and excited by the prospect of bringing knowledge back to your business and beyond, please apply by contacting Experience Glasgow Food & Drink Lead, Anh Nguyen for an application form at anh.nguyen@experienceglasgow.com no later than Monday, 5 June.

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