Our Senior Management Team took part in the Junior MasterChef challenge final by putting on chef whites to cook in the student led restaurant, The Open Kitchen.

Staff had to prepare, cook and serve three dishes including Pulled Pork Burger, Traditional French Cassoulet and Baked Seabass. The food was made in industry standard kitchens at the College, where customers had the opportunity to critique and provide feedback.

Jess Leech, Assistant Principal for Students, and Laila Lawton, Vice Principal Finance, out-cooked their fellow colleagues Tony Johnson, Vice Principal Corporate Services; Kurt Taylor, Director of Quality and Performance; Yiannis Koursis, Deputy Principal and Lorraine Copley, Executive Officer for Leadership and Management to win the Junior MasterChef final.

Customer Charlotte Armstrong, 24, said: “I fully enjoyed the Baked Seabass and Mediterranean Vegetables, it certainly was a dish that deserved to win. I would definitely recommend visiting the restaurant.”

Jess Leech added: “It was a lot of fun to make the dishes and I’m proud to be crowned the Junior MasterChef winner. The event was fantastic and I now have a better understanding of the pressure our Catering students feel on a regular basis. I will take home a lot of skills that I can use in the future.”

Last updated: 26th July 2018

Originally posted on: 26th July 2018