Four Barnsley College Catering students spent the week at Windsor Castle cooking for the Royal family, friends and acquaintances during the annual Royal Horse Show.

Preparing hundreds of meals each day, the students and their tutors supported lead chefs in cooking and serving classic and modern cuisine to both the royal restaurant and members’ restaurant which consisted of VIPs and exclusive guests.

James Hutchinson, 18, of Worsbrough, said: “I found it challenging with the longer shifts and going into a new kitchen environment but I’ve had a great time. My favourite part of the event was after we had finished we got to watch part of the horse show and see the riders perform amazing tricks.”

Catering course leader, Martyn Hollingsworth, together with tutor James Key expressed how extremely proud of the students they were for being such fine ambassadors of the College and coping well under pressure.

Martyn said: “Catering for such a high-profile event was a challenge for myself and my colleague, who are highly qualified and experienced, so for our students to take on the challenge and do such a wonderful job is extraordinary. Collectively we worked over 60 hours in five days and as tough as the days were, the students were amazing, nothing was too much of an ask and everyone showed a real can do attitude.”

There is still time to book a table to sample the dishes cooked for the Royal Party on Thursday 24 May 2018. To book a table call The Open Kitchen 01226 216 365.

Last updated: 16th May 2018

Originally posted on: 16th May 2018