Cooking up a treat

Year 11 GCSE Catering students from Albany Academy took part in an Catering event organised by Runshaw College at their main campus on Langdale road Leyland. The aim of the event was to give the catering studentsan opportunity to work in a working kitchen. The event also gave them an insight into the BTEC courses available and their entry requirements.

The event, which was organized by the ‘Hospitality and Catering’ faculty and based in the Foxholes restaurant provided the opportunity to take part in various activities. These activities covered many aspects of the catering industry, including, cocktail making, table laying, silver service practice, demonstrations of gueridon trolley, as well as practical’s in kitchen making spring rolls and decorating iced buns and watching demonstrations by students from Runshaw.

The practical sessions which were an amazing opportunity for the students to work in an active restaurant inspired the students. They were able to create fabulous meals including pesto and homemade pasta stacked with a tuna steak, duck in plum sauce, beautifully garnished salads, parmesan crisps, lasagnas and vegetable side dishes.

Catering teacher, Mrs Parry, said, “The students were a credit to us as usual. They were inspired by their experiences and will, hopefully, perform better in their practical exams as a result of this event.”