Maisie Nock and Tory Dray

A group of 26 students from Outwood Academy Carlton enjoyed an afternoon of tea, cakes and pastries as part of their visit to Barnsley College’s Catering department.

The Year 9 GCSE Hospitality students were welcomed into the college’s restaurant, The Open Kitchen, where they were served sweet treats and refreshments freshly made by the college’s students. Pupils were able to see how the Catering and Hospitality students at the college are able to work within a real working restaurant environment to gain hands-on experience whilst studying towards their qualifications.

After trying out the delicacies, pupils had the opportunity to take a tour around the college’s £1m industry standard kitchens.

Outwood Academy Carlton Food Technology teacher, Rebecca Wedgwood, said: “The pupils were eager to visit the college’s kitchens and test out the food produced by the students first-hand. It has been a fantastic experience for our pupils! They’ve all been really excited about their visit and have thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon tea.”

“After seeing the catering facilities I really want to study here”

Pupil Molly Gilberthorpe-Brown, 13, added: “I’ve really loved being able to see the college’s restaurant and the opportunities available here for when I leave school. After seeing the catering facilities I really want to study here.”

For more information on Barnsley College’s Catering and Hospitality courses call 01226 216 123, email info@barnsley.ac.uk or visit our Catering and Hospitality department page.

Last updated: 8th March 2016

Originally posted on: 4th March 2016