Project Description

On the 31st of January, nine young people in S2 at Levenmouth Academy visited Fife College St Brycedale Campus to participate in their Food, Drink & Hospitality Takeover event. This event, designed to educate and inspire youth about the wide range of roles available in the growing sector of Fife, encompassed Food Technology and Hospitality themes.

Project/Activity Details: 

Throughout the day, attendees engaged in six active workshops, including a Live Butchery demonstration by James Lothian, Scotland’s Butcher of the Year, and a session on flatbreads with Jordan Watson, Head Pastry Chef at the Old Course Hotel, St. Andrews. Additionally, workshops on Mocktail making with Fife College and Dairy Farming led by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET), where participants made their own butter, further enriched the experience. 

In addition to these workshops, participants also took part in a Teamwork Challenge, ‘Where can a job in Hospitality take you?’ and had the opportunity to use VR Headsets to simulate “cooking” in an industrial kitchen. The day proved to be enjoyable and insightful for all involved, with one Levenmouth Academy pupil earning recognition as the ‘Most Engaged Learner’ for their active participation during the RHET workshop. 

Special thanks were extended to ORE Catapult for funding the transportation to this event, enabling the students to benefit from this enriching experience. 


Fife College’s Food, Drink & Hospitality Takeover event exemplified the power of experiential learning in inspiring and equipping the next generation of talent for success in the industry. By providing immersive experiences and real-world insights, the event sparked curiosity, fostered enthusiasm, and paved the way for future careers in the dynamic world of food, drink, and hospitality.