The Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland hosted their 12thAnnual POETS Lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow recently. The event hosted by allround entertainer Tam Cowan raised over £46,000 for the Scottish not-for-profit industry organisation.The sold out lunch, boasting a guest list of over 470, were treated to a Scottish inspired lunch menu created by three top chefs, a silent auction and a special performance from Scottish legends the Bay City Rollers.
The lunch menu, created by Hilton Glasgow Executive Chef Derek Donaldson, Radisson BLU Executive Chef James Reid and Cameron House Executive Chef Ryan Neil, boasted an array of Scottish dishes including Scottish beef cooked four-ways and Knochraich Farm yoghurt with Perthshire strawberries. City of Glasgow College and Catering Solutions provided the canapés served on arrival, and the pre-lunch drinks came courtesy of Tennent’s Training Academy.
The silent auction prizes, donated by supporters of The Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, included Overnight and Gold at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, a Champagne Cruise and Boathouse Lunch, a Cookery Course for 2 at Le Manoir and Lunch at the Mole Inn, in addition to international prizes for Dubai and European hotels.
Speaking about the annual lavish lunch event Craig Haddow, Committee Chair HIT POETS Lunch, said: “Once again the support and donations we have received at this years POETS lunch has been tremendous.
“Fundraising is a vital part of the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, so I’d like to thank the host of wonderful organisations and individuals who offer their financial backing, prizes and skills to make our events and our scholarship programmes a huge success.”
The 12th Annual POETS Lunch was sponsored by itison, Johnsons Stalbridge and DAM.