The annual Scottish Football Hall of Fame Dinner to honour footballing greats has been held at the home of Scottish football, the national stadium at Hampden Park, for the first time. The Hall of Fame itself forms part of the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden. Jane Thomson, Sales and Revenue Manager with Sodexo Prestige at Hampden, said:
This is without a doubt the home of the game in Scotland, so it is hugely fitting that the Hall of Fame dinner is now coming to what feels like its rightful place. We have catered for many special events at Hampden but this feels like a particular honour for everyone involved here at the stadium.
The evening kicked off with a champagne reception in the Scottish Football Museum and Hall of Fame followed by a rare photo opportunity alongside the Scottish Cup. Sodhexo Prestige devised the distinctively Scottish menu with a commitment to use local, sustainable and in-season produce. It included Shetland salmon with a hot parcel of warm tomato and smoked aubergine relish followed by roasted corn-fed chicken breast, wholegrain Arran mash, Macsweens haggis croquette, caramelised vegetables with a rich whisky sauce. Dessert was a Scottish cranachan served with toasted oatmeal and whisky syrup.