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Eastleigh College’s Hospitality and Catering team attended the Pearson Teaching Awards grand finale this week, after winning a Silver Teaching Award for FE Team of the Year earlier this year.
Hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, the ceremony was held at the Guildhall in London, and celebrated the success of teachers across the country. The team were ecstatic to be there and, after such a busy year, it was a great way to celebrate the success of the department and the students.
Hospitality and Catering lecturer Lisa Hatherell commented, “We were so honoured to have won the Silver Award earlier in the year. To be considered amongst the best Further Education teams in the country has made us feel incredibly proud.”
In addition to refurbishing the College training restaurant, East Avenue, the department has offered a variety of new experiences for the students this year, including working alongside chefs from top establishments such as The Ritz and Chewton Glen. Students are also encouraged to compete in competitions and shows across the country, including WorldSkills, Hotel Olympia, and Wessex Salon Culinaire. This year, Level 3 student Ashesh Purja got through to the Skills Show final!
The latest development in the department is the launch of the Junior Chefs Programme, an after-school club open to Years 9, 10 and 11. The programme offers pupils an introduction to cookery, teaching basic skills such as bread making, knife skills and handling poultry.
With next year’s Holiday Inn takeover fast approaching, we look forward to the continuing success of the department! We would also like to congratulate Will Emeny from Wyvern College, who was awarded Teacher of the Year at the ceremony.
To find out more about our Hospitality and Catering courses, please visit the careers page.
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