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Easter excellence at Eastleigh College as awards run continues

Following award triumphs last month, Eastleigh College’s run of success is continuing as Hospitality Chef Lecturer Greg Cheeseman has taken home the Catering College trophy in the Public Sector Catering (PSC) Awards. Greg, along with our excellent Hair and Beauty team, have further been nominated in the Hampshire Education Awards which take place in July, while three learners have successfully reached the grand final of the Young Restaurant Team of the Year competition. 

Representing Eastleigh College at the PSC London ceremony, Greg beat off competition from Edinburgh College and Cambridge Regional College to claim the Catering College crown. The accolade recognises the exceptional work of individuals or teams in supporting learners and delivering outstanding learner results. Industry professionals from across the country were in attendance, with veteran broadcaster Jeremy Vine presenting Greg with his award.

Greg Cheeseman said: “I am delighted to have won the Catering College Award. It has been a challenging year for the Hospitality industry but this recognition is testament to the incredible resilience and team spirit of the Eastleigh College Hospitality department, and caps off what has so far been an amazing awards season for us”.

The Hampshire Education Awards are now in their fifth year of operation and celebrate the contributions of staff and volunteers in the education system, as a means of thanking them for the life opportunities their work opens up to young people. The Hair and Beauty Team are nominated in the Teaching and Learning Award category while Greg Cheeseman is nominated in the Futures Award category. The results of both nominations will be announced at the ceremony at the Great Hall in Winchester on 4th July 2022.

Caroline Perrett, Head of Hair and Beauty at Eastleigh College, said: “It has been an exciting year of growth for our department and it is wonderful to see this recognised by industry peers. Among the highlights of our year are establishing an in-house website, creating four new courses for learners and introducing community support initiatives which have proved a great success. I am very proud of the entire team.”

In a further exciting development, Hospitality learners Mia, Rishi and Ed have emerged victorious in their regional finals to successfully reach the grand final of the Young Restaurant Team of the Year competition. The trio are one of four contenders for the title, alongside teams from Loughborough College, Sheffield College and City of Glasgow College. The grand final will take place on Saturday 29th June, with the winners to be announced at a special gala dinner. 

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