Hot dog! What an idea!

Pictured from left: Kevin Murphy (Director of curriculum, D&A College), pupils Megan Smith and Stacey Dell and chef Maja Gach.
Pictured from left: Kevin Murphy (Director of curriculum, D&A College), pupils Megan Smith and Stacey Dell and chef Maja Gach.

Thanks to an impressive pitch to a panel of judges from D&A College, a team of pupils are turning Arbroath Academy into hot dog heaven.

Lady Liberty’s Lunch, comprising Kealan Aitken and Megan Smith (both 17) and 16-year-olds Billie Purdie and Stacey Dell, prepared and sold the USA’s favourite finger food to their fellow pupils at Arbroath Academy on Friday, June 3.

The team were among more than 40 S5/6 pupils who took part in a D&A College competition which rated various business plans to run street food outlets.

Pupils had to display an interest in the management and business side of the catering and hospitality industry and undertake some market research.

The panel of Kevin Murphy, director of curriculum: further education and skills at D&A College; Denise Scobie, operations support; schools and guidance officer Hazel Coutts and John Barker, assistant manager, Rossie Young People’s Trust, were impressed with the team’s idea.