The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre was delighted to win at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012:
Trainee and top chef are a recipe for success
Hot-tempered chef Gordon Ramsay may leave most professionals quivering in their aprons – but one young trainee isn’t at all nervous about working with him.
Debbie Teixeira is preparing to join the Michelin-starred chef in the kitchen this weekend in front of a packed audience at the Good Food Show.
The 20-year-old student – who works part-time in the award-winning kitchens of the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Clydebank – was hand-picked for the event by her tutor.
She said: “I am studying at Glasgow’s Metropolitan College and my tutor asked if I would be able to get time off from the Beardmore but didn’t tell me why. So when I called the hotel’s Executive Chef to ask he told me what it was for – he was too excited to keep it a secret!
“I am delighted; it is a great honour to be chosen to work with such an experienced and talented chef. It is a great opportunity and I hope to learn some tricks of the trade from him.”
Debbie, who lives in Clydebank, will also have the opportunity to cook with the BBC’s ‘Hairy Bikers’ at the show that takes place from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.
“I have watched Gordon Ramsay and the Hairy Bikers on TV and love their shows,” she said. “It will be great to meet them in person and work with them. My family are extremely proud of me and I am looking forward to the experience I will gain.”
Iain Ramsay, Executive Chef at the Beardmore, added: “Chefs at the top of their game strive to work with the likes of Gordon Ramsay. So for someone who is just starting their career it is an incredible achievement to be asked to work with him.
“We are confident that Gordon Ramsay won’t be using ‘The F-word’ in relation to Debbie’s cooking, she is a talented chef and will certainly impress them with her skills.”
Date of release: Friday 30 October 2009