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.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.