One of the region’s most eagerly awaited foodie events the Oyster Festival in Falmouth, was once again supported by students and staff from Cornwall College’s Catering and Travel & Tourism faculties.
For the past five years, the organisers of the event have invited students to participate in various roles, helping them gain valuable experience at a high profile event.
This year, the Mayor of Falmouth councillor Grenville Chappel, was treated to a spectacular two course lunch, prepared, cooked and served by staff and students from college’s catering department, giving an informative and visually pleasing display of cooking skills.
Mark Devonshire, Tutor, Catering Department, Cornwall College said it was “a real pleasure” cooking for the Mayor.
“We always love to showcase our cooking skills and it gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate student capabilities and to chat with other people about our catering courses,” he added.
Cornwall College has gained a great reputation for catering, earning the reputation as the best catering college in the South West.
It is also home to Academy Nathan Outlaw, which recently celebrated five successful years.
Suzette Sadler, Team Lead, Travel & Tourism, Cornwall College highlighted the “great relationship with the organisers of this festival”.
“It is something that we incorporate into our academic year and is now part of our programme, as it gives our students real event experience,” she said.
“The students really enjoy the opportunity to interact with members of the public, managing specific responsibilities and being part of this remarkable festival.
“We have a great Travel and Tourism provision and many students go onto exciting and rewarding careers including working on cruise ships, cabin crew and holiday resort representatives.”