5 December 2016
A hard-working team of young catering students from Buxton & Leek College had a date with VIPs this term when they served up refreshments at a graduation ceremony.
High-class canapes prepared in the training kitchen at Buxton’s Dome were served to 80 guests including graduates and governors along with Mayor of High Peak Councillor George Wharmby, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker, High Sherriff of Derbyshire Elizabeth Fothergill and the Duke of Devonshire Peregrine Cavendish.
Students showed off their skills with an impressive spread of hot and cold, sweet and savoury treats including mini fish and fries served in miniature boats and finger food desserts.
Chair of Governors Olivia Dean said:
“The varied canapes were delicious and, without exception, all the guests were overwhelmed at the standard of catering and service they received.
“It was good to meet young people who can show off their skills in such an appropriate and confident manner and, when we remember that some of the students have had less than a term’s tuition at College, all involved must be proud of their achievements.”
Anne Barber, the College’s Curriculum Leader for Hospitality and Catering, said:
“I am always proud of the professional way that our students and staff prepare and present themselves at this annual event. The food at graduation now has a reputation of being a wonderful variety of tasty, bitesize experiences served with excellent customer service by students. It is eagerly anticipated by all the staff from the university especially those based in Derby who don’t get to experience our food here in Buxton very often.”
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