Hospitality students serve up a taste of Game of Thrones at MLOne


Hospitality students brought a taste of Westeros magic to New College Lanarkshire’s training restaurant, MLOne.

Regular diners and Game of Thrones fans enjoyed ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’, a one-off event that took diners on a journey through food, drinks and decorations inspired by the hit TV series.

Special touches included a Khaleesi dragon egg dessert, a miniature iron throne centrepiece, banners featuring Stark and Targaryen house emblems, and background music playing the original soundtrack.

The event was organised by two HND Professional Cookery students, Suzanne Mackie, 27, from Law, and Robert Elliot, 27, from Rutherglen.

Suzanne, who acted as Front of House Manager, said: “I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan and I started talking to Robert about this and we thought it would be quite popular, especially because of excitement about the new series.

“We went for subtle hints and a ‘fire and ice’ menu rather than being too cheesy with costumes – and nothing too gory!”

Robert, who was Head Chef, added: “I hope diners will have enjoyed a bit of fun and entertainment as well as having good food.”

The event was one of seven special menus that have been planned and created by students of HND Hospitality Management and HND Professional Cookery courses.

Students must plan the food, drinks, staffing, entertainment and decorations to accompany their event, which forms a significant part of their coursework.

Lecturer Carol Atterson said: “The event was a huge success thanks to the meticulous planning and organisation of the students.

“Suzanne and Robert did a wonderful job in creating an authentic Game of Thrones dining experience.

“All customers provided 100% positive verbal and written feedback and were delighted with their Game of Thrones dining experience.”

Photographs by HNC Photography students Frances Clark and Katy McGuiness.

MLOne’s season of Themed Events continues with a toe-tapping 50s American Diner (Mar 30, 5pm, £12.50pp) followed by an authentic taste of Southern Italy (Apr 27, 5pm, £12.50pp).

To book, email or call 01698 232214. A non-refundable £5 deposit is required.

Applications are now being invited for Hospitality courses starting in August, which are offered at our Cumbernauld and Motherwell campuses.

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