College helps Andrea rise to the challenge

Andrea Westwood

Andrea Westwood with the cake.

Our former student Andrea Westwood has used the skills she gained on her Catering course to help South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) mark its 30th anniversary.

College tutors Angela McGinley and Gillian Spaxman recommended Andrea, of Highcliffe Drive, Swinton, for the task of baking a commemorative cake for a special event to celebrate SYCF’s milestone.

Andrea, 34, worked with SYCF Chief Executive Ruth Willis to create a design which incorporated the help and support SYCF has given the local community over the past three decades.

The cake was baked in the industry standard kitchens at the college, where Andrea studied a Level 3 course in Patisserie and Confectionery before progressing to the role of Cake Room Supervisor at Staniforth’s Bakery in Parkgate, Rotherham.

Andrea said: “It was exciting and a lot of fun to make the cake at college and the day of the event was fantastic. My husband and I delivered the cake accompanied by our little girl and were also invited to the event. We met so many important people and they were all very welcoming and friendly. I was so happy because they absolutely loved the cake and it was amazing to receive so many compliments.”

Angela McGinley added: “Andrea was a pleasure to teach and her attention to detail was commendable, I am sure she will succeed in the catering industry.”

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Last updated: 17th November 2016

Originally posted on: 17th November 2016