Catering and Hospitality students at Riverside College were invited to visit the beautiful surroundings of Coworth Park in Ascot for an inspiring ‘Skills Day’ with Michelin star chefs.
The full day event took place in Coworth Park; a luxury 5 star country house hotel and spa, and included a full tour of the grounds and kitchens. The students were also inspired by talks from two Michelin star chefs; Executive Chef Adam Smith and Head Pastry Chef Jonas Plangger.
The expert chefs spoke to the students about why they chose their career pathways and provided demonstrations of how to prepare some of the luxury items from their menus.
Level 3 Professional Cookery students Charlotte Kenny, Owen Webb, Shauna Molden and Daniel Brown, along with Programme Area Leader for Catering and Hospitality at Riverside College, Stephen Parkinson were invited to the event by Murray Chapman who is a Master Chef of Great Britain and a Master Craftsman of The Craft Guild of Chefs. Murray is the founder of “A Passion to Inspire” which aims to motivate young catering and hospitality students with inspirational events.
Murray Chapman commented, “A fantastic day was had with the Inspirational Adam Smith and a lot of lucky students from seven different colleges. The students were able to learn about different career paths and hear a very special talk and demonstration on pulled sugar with Head Pastry Chef Jonas.”
All four of the students impressed at the event and were offered interviews with Coworth Park parent company, Dorchester Collection when they complete their college courses.