College partners with ice cream maker

College partners with ice cream maker

Jannettas, the family-run ice cream business in St Andrews, has teamed up with Dundee & Angus College to create two special training courses for its staff.

In the first partnership of its kind for the college’s Hospitality, Retail & Tourism department, eight members of staff from the Fife ice cream company have taken part in four evening classes.

The students have been looking at the latest technology and methods for semi-frozen desserts such as ice-cream gateaux, meringues and lolly pops.

They have also developed their patisserie and cake-making skills.

Chief lecturer Albert Close said: “From our perspective, we want to build closer links in what is a fast-moving hospitality industry to help bridge the gap between the student and the workplace, so the opportunity to work with a local business and identify their training needs provides us with a great template for doing the same with others, while also arming our students with up-to-date knowledge.”

Owen Hazel, co-owner of Jannettas, added: “Albert invested lots of time getting to know our business needs and the skillset of our core team prior to creating this bespoke course.”