Students get a taste for cutting-edge catering
Recently our Level 3 Hospitality and Catering students went to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk to visit the Infusions 4 Chefs ‘Infusions Culinary Experience’ (ICE) development kitchen, where they were shown the latest in cutting edge culinary techniques.
The students were greeted by chef Paul Boorman and Infusions Director John Jackman, where they were then shown around the development kitchen and given demonstrations on molecular gastronomy, modernist cuisine and innovative techniques in the kitchen.
Example techniques included making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, and how to cook beef in a vacuum and a water bath. After sampling some of the food, the students learned how to develop dishes in line with our taste buds to create the most delicious combinations.
Chef lecturer at Eastleigh College Greg Cheeseman said “It’s great to have professional and passionate people spending time with our students to develop their understanding of new and modern cookery techniques. I’m sure the visit will stick with them in the years to come.”
The visit has helped open the students’ eyes to the possibilities in both the technical and creative side of catering, and will give them some great inspiration to take back to the College and apply in their studies.
Eastleigh College Confirms COVID-19 Cases
At midday on Thursday 19 November we were made aware of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst College learners. Based on the information supplied in seven of these cases there has been possible transmission linked to attendance at the College. In addition two staff members are required to self-isolate whilst seeking tests. Through our seating and group plans we have been able to quickly identify any learner(s) who were in proximity to the affected learners and all identified learners have been contacted in advance of this information being posted online and through social media. The College has also made contact with the parents, guardians or carers of these individuals where they are under 18, or under 25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan. Read more.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.