FOOD, fizz and opera are on the menu at a Glasgow fundraising dinner and awards launch this month.

Eusebi Deli in the west end is hosting the HIT Scotland event in support of the Andrew Fairlie Scholarship.

The chef, famous for his Michelin-starred Gleneagles restaurant, died last year and the scholarship in his honour recognises the next generation of Scottish culinary talent.

Sponsored jointly by HIT Scotland, the Scottish Government and Gleneagles, it is awarded annually to a male and female chef in light of Andrew’s unwavering commitment to diversity in the kitchen.

Eusebi’s owner Giovanna Eusebi and Lynne Kennedy, Founder of Business Women Scotland, will host more than 50 women from across the hospitality sector for an evening of networking, opera and authentic Italian cuisine.

Taking place on Sunday, February 16, the dinner will include a performance by Scottish Opera Associate Artist mezzo-soprano, Heather Ireson.

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Eusebi’s Head Chef Sebastian Wereski and his kitchen team have created a bespoke four-course menu for the event.

The event will be introduced by David Cochrane, HIT Scotland’s Chief Executive and all proceeds will be donated to the HIT Scotland Kilimanjaro Climb.

The dinner will also provide a platform for women working in the hospitality industry to learn more about Business Women Scotland’s Hospitality, Tourism, Food and Drink Awards, which are now in their fourth year.

Giovanna Eusebi said: “The evening will be a celebration of the best female talent and an opportunity to raise funds for the Andrew Fairlie Scholarship with HIT Scotland.”

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Lynne Kennedy said: “Business Women Scotland celebrates and empowers women in business while tackling the gender gap in enterprise. It is a great opportunity to launch this year’s awards at Eusebi’s.”

For tickets, priced at £50 per person, email