College restaurant opens its doors

Barnsley College’s new look restaurant, The Open Kitchen, has been officially launched at a special opening ceremony.

The event saw Chair of Governors Josie Thirkell and Niketa Dodson, the Graphic Design student from the college who designed the Open Kitchen logo, perform the official ribbon cutting duty in front of representatives from suppliers to the restaurant, regular customers and college management.

The Open Kitchen restaurant offers a training environment for students studying catering and hospitality courses. Expert tutors prepare the students to work as chefs or in a variety of positions within the hospitality industry.

The restaurant is open to the public and holds a range of special themed events throughout the year.

Karen Carr, Head of Catering at the college, said: “We are extremely pleased with the rebranded restaurant, it’s wonderful to have a fantastic restaurant for our students to learn in and gain valuable experience to prepare them for work.”

Niketa Dodson said: “I felt overwhelmed that I was the one chosen to cut the ribbon for the launch of The Open Kitchen and was pleased to be chosen to work on the branding. My aim was to produce a contemporary-style design throughout the suite of products to make the restaurant stand out.”
It’s not too late to apply to study Catering and Hospitality at Barnsley College. To find out more, call our Information Team on 01226 216 123, email or visit our next Open Day on Saturday 14 November (11.00am-2.00pm).

Last updated: 4th November 2015

Originally posted on: 4th November 2015

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