Former student inspires the next generation

Catering and Hospitality students had a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of cookery when former student Rhys Inman visited the College.

Rhys, who studied Level 3 Professional Cookery, returned to the Old Mill Lane campus to speak to and provide catering demonstrations to students during the College’s ‘Industry Week’, which introduced students from the department to the catering opportunities available to them.

The 21-year-old chatted to students about his experiences at College which included cooking for the Conservative Party Conference and the Queen’s 90th birthday, and how this helped him become a Chef de Partie at Shears Yard in Leeds.

The students also took the opportunity to ask Rhys some catering-related questions, whilst he carried out live demonstrations on how to cook beef tartare and cured salmon.

Rhys, of Grimethorpe, said: “The students had plenty of questions about how I found studying at College and how I got to where I am now. My time at College was important and I developed most as a chef during those years.

I am really impressed by the world class catering facilities.

“I am really impressed by the world class catering facilities and I would fully recommend the College to anyone.”

Martyn Hollingsworth, Catering and Hospitality course leader at the College, added: “Rhys worked extremely hard throughout his time at College and dedicated himself to his studies and opportunities he was provided. He has continued to stay in touch with us at College and it’s absolutely fantastic when you see ex-students achieve and progress into young professionals.”

Last updated: 14th March 2018

Originally posted on: 12th March 2018