EY graduate team launches ‘Taste of Glasgow’ for Children 1st

A team of graduate accountants from EY has launched a ‘Taste of Glasgow’ recipe book to raise funds for Scotland’s national children’s charity, Children 1st.


Mon, 12 Feb 2018



A Taste of Glasgow provides a unique collection of the city’s very best recipes, enabling novice cooks to try their favourite restaurant dishes from around the city right at home. 

With contributions from some of Glasgow’s most celebrated restaurants including Martin Wishart, Brian Maule and Master Chef winner Gary Maclean, the book also contains delights from local favourites such as Bilson Eleven (on the watch list for Michelin star), the eclectic Hillhead Bookclub and vibrant Finnieston restaurant Chelsea Market.

The seven employees from EY’s Glasgow office are competing against teams from across Scotland to see who can raise the most money for the charity. It’s all part of Dragons’ Glen, Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge for businesses, where groups are tasked with turning an investment of £500 into a profit of £5,000 in five months. The EY team has been mentored by Catherine Simpson, Director of Operations at Scottish Equity Partners and Andrew Leck of EY. The closing date for the competition is 16th March 2018 with the winners announced shortly afterwards.

Exec Chef Cuisine director Campbell Mickel said: Glasgow is increasingly being recognised as the foodie capital of Scotland. The diversity on offer is a testament to the eclectic, vibrant nature of the city. This book highlights the quality of dining on offer across the restaurant scene and enables you to recreate some of that magic in your own kitchen.  I was delighted to contribute to the exciting selection of recipes available in the book and wish the team much success with their fundraising efforts.

Dragon Catherine Simpson, Director of Operations at Scottish Equity Partners said: “The dedication of this EY team knows no bounds.  Not only have they been working full time across the country on client work, many have also been sitting their ICAS exams and working towards their Chartered Accountancy qualifications.  They have devoted significant personal time to pull this project together.  The team have been a pleasure to work with and I congratulate them on creating a wonderful collection of Glasgow’s culinary delights.’

Ashley Sharp, Senior Corporate Fundraiser, at Children 1st, said: “The EY team has created a fantastic product. We’re delighted that the book celebrates some of Scotland’s finest produce and chefs, as well as the city of Glasgow – where we have been supporting local children for over 130 years. The proceeds all go directly to helping Children 1st keep children safe and give families a better future. Every £25 raised could provide a therapeutic session for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect.”

The book is now on sale online at £10 (plus processing, postage and packing) with all profits going to Children 1st.


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