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.
The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team have launched an ambitious strategy for the period 2020-24 that sets out the College’s priorities to see more learners, be more successful, more often.
The College has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for many learners and as from September 2020 all learners (including those planning to attend at College House) have returned to a full high-quality education programme as per government guidelines.