Barnsley College’s Zest Restaurant was given an African flavour when three international students hosted a Nigerian Night with a special buffet menu.

The event was organised by Ann Arunah, Bola Babajide and Femi Omisakin who have spent four months studying in the college’s Catering department.

Customers were treated to a three-course Nigerian feast which included specialties such as pepper soup, smoked chicken breast, saute spinach, jollof rice, fired plantain and egusi stew.

Ann, Bola and Femi were assisted in the preparation of the event by Catering students from Barnsley College and University Campus Barnsley (UCB).

Learners from the college’s Fashion department added to the party by designing traditional Nigerian clothing for the staff and students to wear on the evening.

Guests included the college’s Chair of Governors Josie Thirkell and Principal Colin Booth.

Femi said: “We had a very good response to the event from our guests with lots of positive feedback. It was great to give people in Barnsley a taste of Nigerian cuisine and the college and UCB students did a fine job during the preparation for the evening.”

Ann, Bola and Femi studying UK qualifications at the college in order to teach at a new hospitality institute which their employer Kots Catering is opening in Lagos.

Femi added: “We have learnt a lot during our time at the college and will now take that knowledge back to our positions at Kots Catering.”

It’s not too late to apply for a Catering and Hospitality course at Barnsley College. Call 01226 216 123 for more information.

Last updated: 26th May 2015

Originally posted on: 26th May 2015

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