Catering students experience cultural culinary

Barnsley College Catering and Hospitality students gained valuable catering experience at the Cutlery Works, Sheffield, to enhance their knowledge of cuisine and culture.

The trip provided the students with the chance to experience different styles of catering at the various outlets within the Cutlery Works. They were able to see Korean barbequing with Konjo, bean to chocolate tasting with Bullion, sushi making with Edo Sushi and barista and coffee demonstrations.

The students took the opportunity to learn about cooking in a variety of cultures and how staple foods have become popular around the world. The highlight of the day came when students had the chance to taste their creations.

Mark Beardshall, Catering and Hospitality tutor at Barnsley College, said: “It was an amazing opportunity for the students to experience food from different cultures and learn about the origins and processes behind the food they eat. It was also an inspiration to those with aspirations of owning their own business.”

Jess Widdowson, Enterprise Team Leader at Barnsley College, organised the trip within the department to help students on their way to getting job-ready. She added: “The trip has been a great success with some brilliant experts demonstrating their skills and explaining their careers.

“It’s brilliant to see professionals genuinely interested in inspiring the next generation of catering and hospitality employees. The students who attended the trip were thrilled at the variety of talks and workshops and found the day both educational and enjoyable.”

Last updated: 29th May 2020