Last Friday lunchtime, we welcomed stakeholders and guests from a variety of businesses to attend our newly opened restaurant, East Avenue, for a celebratory lunch.
Senior Staff and Governors from Eastleigh College were joined by representatives from NatWest, the Skills Funding Agency, Lloyds Bank and more to enjoy a three-course meal cooked by our Hospitality and Catering students.
Guests were offered a choice of Starters and Mains, followed by an Assiette of Desserts including Apple and White Chocolate Bavarois, Dark Chocolate Brownie, Strawberry Arctic Roll, and Lemon and Passionfruit Tart.
The attendees were welcomed by Chief Executive and Principal of Eastleigh College, Jan Edrich, who made a toast to the new restaurant and the benefits it will bring to both the students and the local community.
Commenting on the look and feel of the new restaurant, Jane Welsh, Mayor of Eastleigh, said “It’s a big transformation from the previous restaurant – it looks bigger and more spacious, it really is lovely. It’s an amazing facility for the students, as it gives them a good start in their career to be able to get involved in every aspect of a restaurant environment.”
We look forward to hosting another event this week for local Employers, who will be able to see the restaurant for the first time and sample the food prepared by our students!
To book a table at East Avenue, please click here.
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'.