Catering and Hospitality students at Riverside College had the opportunity to work alongside Michelin Star chefs at Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club, preparing and serving dishes for over 200 guests during the ‘Take 6 Colleges Fundraising Dinner’.
In aid of Adopt a School, a national charity founded in 1990 by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts which promotes primary food education, the evening featured a stunning five course menu prepared by high profile chefs and talented students from 6 North West colleges.
Over two days, the students worked alongside critically acclaimed chefs Chris Marshall, Hrishikesh Desai, Gary Jones, Paul Askew, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Steve Doherty and James Holden who generously donated their time to make the evening a success.
Ten students from Riverside College took part in the event, preparing, cooking and serving a delicious seven course dinner menu which really put the skills they have developed at College to the test.
The event raised around £14,500, with all proceeds being donated to Adopt a School to use towards future events which will teach pupils about cooking, healthy eating, food provenance, and sustainability.
The College will be working with Liverpool Football Club and Adopt a School again next year on future events, including LFC Executive Chef Chris Marshall joining Riverside College to create a luxury dinner menu with the students.
John Deasy, Catering and Hospitality Tutor at Riverside College, said, “This was a brilliant experience for our students to work with and learn from some of the industry’s top chefs. The students were professional throughout and their talents were clear to see as they prepared for over 200 guests. We look forward to working together again on future events next year.”