Eastleigh College Level 3 Supervisory, Hospitality and Catering students recently hosted a sophisticated James Bond themed evening in the College's own Red Carpet Restaurant.
As part of the course, students have to each come up with a theme for an evening at the restaurant then undertake all the work involved to make the evening a success, from planning the menu with the chefs and hospitality and catering students, organising the student roles on the evening and promoting the event. The whole process forms part of the course assessment.
It was the turn of Level 3 Supervisory and Hospitality student, Amy Moore, to plan Friday night's event. Before the evening, Amy said "I chose the James Bond theme as I thought it would be something different to do, and there was quite a lot of scope for the menu and entertainment I could organise. I've been preparing the night since September. Creating the menu was fun; I chose eggs benedict as one of the starters as it's one of James Bond's favourites! I also prepared cocktails linked to the films, and organised a roulette table. The dress code was formal evening wear. I'm a bit nervous about tonight but at the same time I am really looking forward to it!
Afterwards, Restaurant Manager Chris Horton said "With the support of Amy's fellow students and the staff, we were delighted that the event turned out to be a great success, with nearly 60 diners attending."
Guest Judith Edwards said "We loved playing roulette, trying the cocktails, the lovely canapés and having our photograph taken. The food was wonderful, a variety of choice, well prepared and excellently served. It reminded me of the cruises I've been on!"
To find out more about Supervisory, Hospitality and Catering courses at Eastleigh College go to www.eastleigh.ac.uk or visit our Open Event on 24 March 2015, 4.30-7.30pm.
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'.