Chef James Sullivan serves up skills masterclass for catering students

Top chef James Sullivan has been giving Northumberland College catering students an insight into preparing dishes at a special masterclass.  James, who works at the Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, shared his knowledge and tips with the students as they prepared his bespoke menu which was served during an evening service at the Gallery Restaurant.  Impressed with their commitment and talent, James has also offered the students work experience opportunities in the … Continued

Trip to York Food Festival leaves student with food for thought

Professional Cookery students visited York Food Festival to sample local and international foods, discover current industrial trends, and network with employers and suppliers. The budding chefs were exposed to a wide array of culinary outlets and were inspired to explore further employability and career options in hospitality and catering. David Jackson, Chef Lecturer NVQ 3, … Continued

Catering students celebrate culinary success

Northumberland College’s Hospitality and Catering students are celebrating after scooping various awards including overall college winner at the recent NECTA Northern Chef of the Year competition. Organised by the North East Culinary and Trade Association, the students entered into various categories demonstrating cooking, cake decorating, front of house, cocktail and coffee making and bread making. … Continued

Northumberland College students get a real-life taste of the food chain

Following on from huge success at the recent NECTA (North East Culinary and Trade Association) North East Chef of the Year event, a specially-designed, industry-driven initiative to help Northumberland College’s catering students obtain first-hand experience of the food chain, has been delivered. With the help of Six restaurant’s top professional chef, Steve Burkitt, level 2 … Continued

Students celebrate culinary success at NECTA

Northumberland College’s Hospitality and Catering students are celebrating after scooping various wins and overall college winner at the recent NECTA Northern Chef of the Year competition. Organised by the North East Culinary and Trade Association, the competition hopes to raise the profile and quality of the catering and hospitality trade in the North of England. … Continued