Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HIT Scotland Annual lunch at the Sheraton Edinburgh

For those who don't know who HIT is it stands for Hospitality Industry Trust.

They help develop people and assist companies broaden their staffs horizons. The great and good of the Hotel Industry in Scotland terned up, and then there was me! I was invited by St Andrews World class training. We started the lunch off with the most amazingly funny talk by Sir Rocco Forte. Lunch was very good and quite fun as two courses were served to us blindfolded. This was an experiment as there were over 400 of us at the meal.

They wanted us to guess what we had in front of us and what they had chosen as a wine to match the dish. It's quite weird when you cover your eyes and try and eat! I felt quite claustrophobic. Then after lunch Jean Lewis from Monachyle Mhor was our second speaker. Talk about being inspirational. She was hit on the head some 26 years ago and has been blind ever since. During this 26 years she has developed one of Scotland great Country House hotels, initially doing all the meeting and greeting herself whilst cooking, these days she said she just cooks!

Then came the auction we raised just under £40,000 for this great cause.

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