Budding chefs at the Motherwell campus of New Lanarkshire College showcase their skills at great value prices, served up during term-time lunches and occasional themed evenings.
Motherwell’s merger with Cumbernauld and Coatbridge won’t mean wholesale changes to the catering department’s renowned reputation for creating top-class chefs. After moving to a new building a few years ago, the department’s kitchens are state of the art. The choice of courses covers everything from part-time and evening introductions to degree level, and local produce is to the fore. The college’s excellent reputation in the kitchen can be sampled when the students dish up their latest creations at their smartly appointed restaurant ML One, with various menus on offer, from fine-dining style options to pub grub, tapas or High Tea. Prices are incredibly low, roughly £6 for three courses or tapas for £1 each. They also run themed evenings such as Indian, Oriental and even James Bond.