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Catering and Dance students take part in Mardi Gras

Eastleigh College Hospitality and Catering students recently took part in Eastleigh’s fun-filled ‘Mardi Gras’ in the centre of Eastleigh.

The enthusiastic student team which included first year hospitality and catering student, Peter Thorne, and two second year students, Jordan Gaffney and Louis Kakizewski, were led by Chef Lecturer Lisa Hatherell. The students set up their food stall in the recreation ground and using the skills learnt on their study programme, prepared and served Falafel (spicy chick pea patties in pitta bread with salad) and Orzo pasta with red onion bacon and cheese as well as various cookies, brownies and gingerbread men.  

Eastleigh College Red Carpet Restaurant Manager, Chris Horton and Lecturer, Sue Lyons, along with their front of house students, first year Josh Sergeant, and third years Amy Moore and Charlie Harris, chatted to the public and promoted the restaurant. The students got into the spirit of things by wearing fancy dress to demonstrate the various theme nights the restaurant offers throughout the year.

Sue Lyons said “It was a fantastic day and the students thoroughly enjoyed their experience of interacting and engaging with the public in a very different environment to what they are used to.  We achieved our aim of promoting the restaurant and were delighted to gain 140 new contacts!”

Also supporting the community event were our Dance students who were part of the colourful afternoon procession.

For more information about our wide range of Hospitality and Catering and Dance programmes and Apprenticeships, please visit our careers page or call 023 8091 1299.