TWO West College Scotland students are sharing their recipe for success after securing jobs at one of Scotland’s top Michelin-star restaurants.

Jordan McDougall, 20 and Sagar Massey, 18, have both been taken on at Martin Wishart’s, the Michelin star restaurant at Cameron House Hotel. 

Jordan said: “I left school and I really liked the idea of cheffing so I took the plunge and started the Professional Cookery Level 4 qualification. 

“I liked the course even although I did find it intense at times, but there were so many opportunities that were available if you wanted to put the hard graft in. 

“My lecturer Chris was inspirational and he guided me into lots of work experience opportunities, one of which was based at Ibrox –it really enhanced what I was learning at college.”

After he finished his Level 6 in June 2016 he earned his job at the hotel.

Jordan said: “I’m now at Martin Wisharts as a commis chef - one of the best restaurants in the UK. Compared to other kitchens I’ve worked in, a lot more work goes into the preparation of the food; no corners are cut – ever.”

Sagar, who won the 2017 West College Scotland Chef of the Year Competition in June this year, now works alongside Jordan at weekends. 

He said: “My advice would be that if you want to study hospitality, concentrate hard and if you are unsure – just ask. Get lots of experience.”