Category: Student Success Stories

Fundraising success for College’s Handcrafted Christmas Fair

Back in December, there was an impressive collective effort by City College Xmas Fair Open Market 16 (8)Brighton and Hove students and staff to organise the ‘Handcrafted Christmas Fair’ at Brighton Open Market – a charity fundraiser which featured live music, beauty treatments, photography, carpentry and a rich array of festive goodies. The final profits have now been confirmed as £620 which is being split between 3 charitable causes – The Martlets, Trades 4 Aid and Breast Cancer Care.

Xmas Fair Open Market 16 (15)‘A massive thanks and congratulations are in order for everyone who helped make this event such an enjoyable experience,’ says the College’s Student Services Manager, Nasim Shakoori. ‘I hope this is just the start of many more enterprise-style events that we can run.’

City College students who have any suggestions or ideas for future events should contact Nasim at NS152@ccb.ac.uk

Share Button

Prince’s Trust Team transforms pre-school play area in Hangleton

A group of local youngsters on City College Brighton and Hove’s Prince’s Trust Prince's Trust - Hangelton Community Centre Nov 16 webTeam programme have refurbished the Little Ducklings Pre-School outdoor play-area at Hangleton Community Centre. Alongside a much-needed clear up, leaf-
sweeping and tidying up the mini garden, the hard-working Hove team brightened up the area with extensive painting and created a Dr Seuss mural and a numbered caterpillar where the children put their coats inside.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development course for 16-25 year olds which helps unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

Nicolette Bedwell, Manager of Little Ducklings, says: “The contribution the Prince’s Trust Team made was amazing, we’re really happy with all their hard work and the children love what’s been done. All the tasks they took on were things that we always wanted done but just didn’t have enough time in the day. All the team were lovely young people, easy to work with and did exactly what was required.”

 Team member Tom Dunford says:“I really enjoyed how we pulled together as a team and managed to get so much work done. Once we’d finished and looked at the transformation we’d made, all the team felt really proud.”

For more details on the Prince’s Trust Team programme at City College, email princestrustbrighton@ccb.ac.uk

 

Share Button

City College student scoops top award at London exhibition

At the UAL award body’s recent ‘Origins’ Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in Origins Menier Gallery
London, 105 artists from 48 different colleges around the country exhibited their work and amongst six prizes awarded for outstanding work, the Level 3 Art & Design winner was City College Brighton and Hove student, Emily Higgs. “I was surprised and happy even to be featured in the exhibition so having my work selected for an award felt really special,” says Emily.

Talking of her time studying on the Extended Emily Higgs artwork cropDiploma Art & Design course at City College, Emily says: “When I think about the standard of work I did at school, the course has helped me so much and I’ve made a massive step forward. The tutors helped me gain a lot more confidence in myself, particularly when it came to experimenting and trying out new art-forms such as clay-modelling. 

“I also think the mix of age groups on the course helps you to mature and develop your interpersonal skills.  My ambition is to be a professional artist selling my Emily Higgs 2own work and the course has made me feel like I can diversify and expand in different directions.” 

City College is still recruiting for courses starting in September. For more information, contact course information on 01273 667759, email courseadvice@ccb.ac.uk or see www.ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk

 

Share Button

City College students scoop 5 accolades at Spring Awards

City College Brighton and Hove has been celebrating success in this year’s FE Sussex Spring Awards, with its students scooping 2 winner and 3 runner-up FE Sussex 2016 Awards Dinner at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotelaccolades. In this prestigious ceremony, hosted at the Brighton Hilton Metropole, major players in the training and development world in Sussex and beyond joined together to celebrate the best and brightest achievements in training, development and lifelong learning.

Plumbing student Matthew Quinney, who was named AQA Sussex College Learner of the Year, had previously struggled with his achievement and attendance at College but a dyslexia assessment enabled him to develop new strategies to help him with his English. Despite sustaining a traumatic eye injury shortly before sitting his exam, Matthew was determined to go through with it and went on to achieve a B. His tutor Jane Grealish says: In my 20 plus years of teaching I have never had a who has been on such an emotional journey during the time I was teaching them. It was a pleasure to teach Matthew and support him to pass his English IGCSE and he’s  overcome a number of barriers that could have stopped him from achieving his potential. He showed a great sense of resilience and character and is well on his way to achieving his ambition of becoming a qualified plumber.” 

Ross Jennings, named Sussex Apprentice of the Year, has taken a radical change of direction to become a successful accountancy apprentice at local firm Bainbridge Lewis. Ross’s confidence was at an all-time low and he felt unfulfilled working in his father’s barbers shop while also dealing with a family bereavement. However, Ross used an apprenticeship opportunity to turn his life around and has now established himself as a highly-valued member of staff. His Accountancy tutor at City College, Paul Robbins, says: “Ross is an extremely hard-working and dedicated student and his enthusiasm for the subject and willingness to learn is obvious for all to see. He’s taken the courageous step of changing careers and this is certainly paying off for him as he’s doing exceptionally well, both at college and in the workplace.” Carol Lewis, Director of Bainbridge Lewis, adds: “We’re so proud of Ross for winning this award. It’s been great for our business having apprentices and it is wonderful to know that at the same time we are able to help the apprentices with improving their qualifications.” 

Across Sussex, approximately 68,000 learners are taught in FE colleges each year and of these, just 13 receive a Spring Award and 13 are runners up. The scale of these numbers shows why achieving a Spring Award marks the recipient as a special person, and City College’s runners-up were testament to that.

Katie Bates, runner-up in the City & Guilds Sussex Learner Making the Most Progress award, is a Deaf learner who has successfully made the transition into a mainstream College environment, thrived on her Painting & Decorating course and now mentors other Deaf learners. Charlotte Aldridge, runner-up in the Outstanding Progression to Higher Education award, began a student on the College’s Prince’s Trust Team programme at a very difficult time in her life when her father was terminally ill. On Team, Charlotte realised how much she enjoyed learning new skills, gaining new experiences and building up her confidence in dealing with a variety of different people. She has since progressed onto an Access course at the College and is starting a degree at the University of Bristol in September. Harry Shooman, runner-up in the Pearson BTEC Learner of the Year award, went through the upheaval of moving to Brighton from North Wales in 2013 and showed great adaptability – he became one of the College’s leading footballers, represented Sussex, coached local schoolchildren and is now Assistant Coach at Whitehawk FC Under 18s. Harry is also employed as a Sports Coach at the College and has secured a place on a Sports Coaching & Development degree at the University of Brighton.

City College’s CEO Nick Juba says:“What makes the Spring Awards such an inspiring event is that it showcases perfectly how Further Education transforms lives. We’re incredibly proud of our winners and runners-up, and the fact that they come from such a broad range of departments says so much about the commitment and dedication of all our teaching and support staff.”

For more information on courses at City College, call 01273 667759, email info@ccb.ac.uk or see www.ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, PR, Alumni & Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

Share Button

Student scoops national award after 25 years away from education

A mature student with no formal education since leaving school at 16 to join the Parachute Regiment, has scooped a national award for achievement on his Access Jamie Allington - Keith Fletcher Memorial Prize 16 webto Health & Health Sciences course at City College Brighton and Hove. Jamie Allington (44), who is now studying Psychology at Durham University, was presented with the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement’ award in The Keith Fletcher Memorial Access to HE Learner Prize hosted by the LASER awarding body. The annual event, held in memory of Mr Fletcher, who worked tirelessly to promote access to higher education before sadly passing away in 2010, celebrates the achievement of learners and pays tribute to the inspiring journeys undertaken by Access students. This year’s winners were invited to a presentation at the Palace of Westminster, hosted by Nic Dakin MP.

Jamie describes his life experience since leaving school as “twenty-five years of self-learning.” After leaving the army at age 21, this included many years spent travelling and working in the USA, India, SE Asia and Australia as well as teaching yoga in France, Thailand, Bali and Japan. Once he embarked on his course at City College, Jamie excelled and achieved Distinctions in all his graded units while holding down two part-time jobs to fund his studies. His Independent Research Project drew praise from an External Moderator who noted that the standard of Jamie’s writing and discussion was “exceptional” and on par with undergraduate students at Level 5 or even 6.

Jamie’s tutor Lynsay Kobelis says: “Jamie’s work was of a really impressive quality from the outset – well-constructed and supported by detailed and thorough research. In order to consistently reach the standard of work that he did, his level of dedication and time management was outstanding.”

“My prime motivator for returning to education was a desire to settle,” says Jamie. “In my early forties, I felt like I was entering a new phase in my life and wanted a new project – I’d always regretted not going to university at some point earlier but back in the nineties, the options for mature students were limited. I found City College very supportive – they even funded my travel to an open day at Durham – and my tutors always had time to provide help when I needed it.”

For more information on Access courses at City College, call 01273 667759 or email courseadvice@ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

Share Button

5 years of The Prince’s Trust Team programme at City College

This year, The Prince’s Trust is marking its 40th anniversary, but 2016 also marks 5 years of the Prince’s Trust Team programme being delivered by City College Brighton and Hove. During that time, the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of the College’s dedicated team has seen 758 young people across Sussex complete the programme. The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development course for 16-25 year olds which helps unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

Here are 5 stories of personal transformation from 5 years of The Prince’s Trust at City College: 

Chloe Darby 

Chloe (21) from West Sussex, felt she had no real direction and no idea what she wanted to do with her life before joining the Team programme. She was diagnosed ChloeDarbyFeb2016with depression and anxiety when she was 15 and sometimes struggled to even leave the house. “I was emotional, didn’t want to see anyone and couldn’t deal with confrontation of any kind and just kept myself to myself,” she recalls.

The Team programme, however, was just the kind of life-changing challenge she
needed: “Being away from home on the residential part of the course with a group of people I’d only known a week was very hard, but once I got there, I pushed
myself to my limits and it was the best week of my life. I still stay in touch with the friends I made on the course and I know I can still count on them. Travelling from home to Brighton on my own for my work experience was also massive for me, and my family kept commenting on how my confidence had grown through the 12 weeks. I loved the entire course!”

After completing Team, Chloe volunteered for 8 months as an Assistant Team Leader and made such a positive impression that she was offered the full-time post of Deputy Team Leader for Hove and Brighton: “I really enjoy helping to run a course that made such a massive difference to my life as I can see how its still having an impact on everyone who joins it. I now enjoy making presentations, talking to new people and watching all the young people grow. I’m self-reliant and have brilliant friends and colleagues around me. I’m a different person and I can’t believe how far I’ve come.”

Having personally experienced how life-changing Team can be, Chloe now derives much pleasure and satisfaction from enabling other young people to get the most out of the experience: “I enjoy seeing how Team members who are so quiet on the first day of the programme change and often we can’t stop them talking by week 12! Team members come in with anxieties and such a high level of stress in their personal lives and often no-one has ever said to them that they’re proud of them. To be able to say that to them myself means the world to me.

“I enjoy changing people’s lives for the better in a relatively short space of time and helping them through difficult times .Its amazing to witness how suddenly there is a future and a sense of direction in these young people. I live and breathe my job, I’m at the happiest point in my life and it all started because I went on the Team programme.” 

George Spiller 

When George (21) from Steyning joined the Team programme he was at a low ebb. “I was in a bad way due to anxiety and depression and desperately needed someone to believe in me as my self esteem was low and I felt like a failure,” he recalls. “The Prince’s Trust gave me the confidence to spark up the fire inside me again and believe that I had potential and could reach it. It also made me less afraid of meeting new people as I got on well with everyone on the programme. I George Spiller 16started feeling comfortable with being myself and letting my genuine self shine through without worrying about it.”

A particular highlight for George was the sense of accomplishment he had when his team renovated a sensory garden for children with disabilities. Challenges such as that were pivotal to his growing confidence and George has since progressed onto Higher Education, studying politics and philosophy at the University of Southampton: “I love learning and becoming a more well-rounded and open person and I feel university is doing that for me,” he says. 

Leon Knight

Leon (20) from Brighton joined the Team programme after a two-year stay in hospital. “It was the hardest time of my life,” says Leon. “I have autism and was finding it really hard to communicate with people. I had to find ways to live on my own and I never thought I would get far in life.”

Once he enrolled on the Team programme, however, Leon noticed his confidence growing on the residential course in the New Forest and a period of work Leon Knight cropexperience as an assistant chef at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel helped pave the way towards his current job as a catering assistant at the Brighton Centre:”I have a passion for food and want to progress in my career. I always wanted to show people I can become a chef and make my family and support team proud.”

When asked how he’s changed since being on Team, Leon says: “Completing the programme has made me feel like a different person and made me more ambitious and motivated about achieving my life goals. Team gave me a great opportunity to prove to myself what I’m capable of.” 

Abdulai Sesay 

abdulaisesay2Abdulai (18) from Hove started on the Team programme when he was just 16. At the time, he had only been in the UK for 3 weeks having moved from Serra Leone after a family death. The Youth Employability Service referred him to The Prince’s Trust to improve his English and to help him make friends in Brighton. “Team really improved my confidence by allowing me to work with others,” says Abduali. “I could hardly speak any English when I started and now I’m able to speak fluently and also use a computer, which I’d never done before I came to the UK.” 

Since completing the Team programme, Abdulai has gone on to study full-time on a Level 2 Business course at City College while also working as a sales assistant for Sports Direct. Looking back at highlights of being on Team, Abdulai says his best memory was the final presentation where he spoke publically about his journey on the programme: “I felt able to express myself by doing a speech and was confident that I could tell my story. Compared to how I was when I started Team, I now feel like a totally different person. I’m in a new place in my life – I work, I’m at college and I have my own place. I’m very happy!” 

Charlotte Aldridge 

Charlotte (19) from Bognor Regis was going through an extremely difficult time before she started the Team Programme in January 2013 as her dad, who she was living with at the time, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She then had to go through the upheaval of moving to Bognor Regis to live with her mum, stepdad andCharlottePrincesTrust sister. “I didn’t know anyone in Bognor Regis, really needed some support and something to do during the day and The Prince’s Trust were there for me at the hardest time of my life.” she says. On Team, Charlotte realised how much she was enjoyed learning new skills, gaining new experiences and building up her confidence in dealing with a variety of different people.

“One of the most emotional, life-changing memories for me was when we were on our residential trip in Dartmoor,” Charlotte recalls. “We had the massive challenge of carrying our Deputy Team Leader up a massive hill in the snow and the wet and cold but we all worked together and got to the top. It was one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced, working in coordination with a group of other people that I’d only known for two weeks and coming to a point where we achieved something great. My experiences on Team and the issues I had going on during that time have really changed me as a person. I became more compassionate and understanding of different people and it gave me the confidence to imagine a future for myself after everything I’d been through. The few weeks after Team, my dad got really ill but I managed to handle the hardest part of my life better than I’d done in the months before. This was down to the amazing staff that worked with me and the great team I had these experiences with.”

Charlotte is now on an Access to HE course in Humanities combined with Social Science at City College. Having applied to start a Politics & International Relations degree in September, she has already been given an offer from her first choice University. “I’m excited to start the next chapter in my life,” she concludes. “It’s been a hard few years but I’ve got through it with the help of The Prince’s Trust staff and my family and friends.” 

For more details on the Prince’s Trust Team programme at City College, email princestrustbrighton@ccb.ac.uk

Share Button

Isaac At Pop-up Pride

Let’s face it, if you’re local to Brighton, you have probably already heard about Isaac At, and if you haven’t, we’re sure news of this fantastic independent restaurant will be reaching you soon!

Since their launch in spring 2015, the Isaac At team have gone from strength to strength and are certainly proving their worth in the culinary whirlwind that is the Brighton foodie scene.

Isaac and George have put their City College training to exceptional use and are now Isaac@The Gallery Feb 16talented chefs and restaurateurs, who we expect will go on to achieve great success. Not only are they talented but they are also lovely young people, who wanted to put something back into the community by sharing their skills, knowledge and experience with our current Catering & Hospitality students. We love to see our students flourish, and as you can imagine, we were delighted when Isaac At dream team and City College graduates Issac Bartlett-Copeland and George Thomas decided to return to where it all began, to bring an Isaac At Pop-up to City College’s own restaurant, The Gallery.

I was lucky enough to bag a table for the hotly-anticipated five course tasting menu and took along with me the most discerning food critic I know, my mother.

So, what did we eat and was it any good?

I had expected our students to do us proud and I was not disappointed – the service was excellent and the food was heavenly.

Our meal started with freshly baked treacle & stout bread and caramelised shallot brioche, which were still warm when they arrived at our table, my favourite was the caramelised onion brioche, which was both moreish and comforting… yum.

Our appetiser was a mackerel tartare which was delicious, but surprisingly the stand-out element to this dish was the marinated cucumber, which set off the savoury flavours of the fish perfectly.

Next came our starter – a bright, pleasing dish of roast carrot, puffed rice and carrot & Isaac@Pop-up-picstar anise puree. My mum loved the starter and was very impressed with the contrasting textures of, roast, pureed and braised carrot paired with the crunchy puffed rice. All-in-all the starter was full of flavour and went down a treat!

Now, I can’t comment on the veggie option as both of us went for the lamb main course but, the lamb was incredible. I kid you not when I say it was the most delicious meat dish I have had in a long while. It was cooked to perfection, and you could tell it was exceptional quality (which I can now verify after googling the suppliers, Westdene Butchers!)  Perfect. Just perfect.

I enjoyed our main course so much I did think the dessert might be a disappointment but our students held their own and proved me wrong! Poached pears and ice cream is something I often see on menus, and it is usually very nice, this dessert however came with a cardamom infused caramel brittle, the flavours were intense and exciting, which made this dessert very special indeed.

To finish the evening, our lovely waiter presented us with coffee and delicate petit fours of lemon & almond drizzle cake and fennel shortbread with chocolate ganache. Lots of people in my life claim to make the best lemon drizzle – sorry guys, this one wins hands down. It was vibrant and zesty and the perfect end to a lovely evening.

All in all my night at The Gallery made me brim with pride at the achievements of our students. The food was excellent and our attentive hospitality students ensured we were very well looked after.

If you get a chance, I would thoroughly recommend treating yourself to a dinner at Isaac, and George’s elegant and brightly charming restaurant on Gloucester Street – you won’t be disappointed!

If you are looking for a fine dining experience on a shoestring, then look no further than the College’s Gallery Restaurant, where you will find restaurant-quality food for a fraction of the price. For reservations and further information, please contact Restaurant Co-ordinator Stacey Pederson on SP3@ccb.ac.uk.

Rheanna Davidge-Huxley

Share Button

Students experience a life-changing Tanzanian trip

Students on City College Brighton and Hove’s Trades4Aid project, which enables disadvantaged and disengaged young people from Brighton and Hove to travel to Africa to work on construction projects, have recently returned from a life-changing trip to Tanzania.

The students, the majority of whom are on the College’s Pathways courses aimed at improving their vocational and employability skills, spent a week in the remote village of Wasso renovating school rooms at Lumo English Medium School which were in an advanced state of disrepair. As well as contributing their practical skills, the students played with the local schoolchildren and led a variety of activities for them, forging strong bonds during their stay. During the visit, the students also experienced the excitement of going on safari, seeing the spectacular Ngorongoro Conservation Park and meeting Maasai warriors.

The Trades4Aid team and villagers in Wasso

The Trades4Aid team and villagers in Wasso

Deaf student Kieron Nugent had a particularly memorable experience on the trip, befriending a local deaf child, Rogati, and teaching him basic sign language. ‘I feel like Rogati and I connected so quickly, I taught him many things he’d never seen before and it was so touching how delighted he was to learn sign language and express himself,’ said Kieron. ‘I thought that Tanzania was an amazing place and the bonds we made with the local people made it a very emotional experience.’

Like Kieron, student Faustas Elenbergas also found the trip inspirational: ‘As well as feeling that we were making a positive difference at the school through all our hard work, seeing the incredible local landscape and wildlife and experiencing such kindness from the Tanzanian people made this a life-changing trip for me which I’ll never forget.’

For the trip, City College had joined forces with The Fonthill Foundation educational charity, led by Andrew Goodall (Brunswick Developments). The Foundation contributed to the funding of the College’s trip, with the students also raising money through various fund-raising projects.

‘The Fonthill Foundation is delighted that for the second year, a group of Pathways students were able to travel to Wasso to help in our latest building project and that again the visit has been an enormous success,’ said Andrew Goodall, the Foundation’s Chairman. ‘We’re particularly pleased that one of last year’s students accompanied this year’s volunteers as their mentor, learning valuable leadership skills in the process and providing a real sense of continuity in the relationship with the Tanzanian village community. We’ve had great feedback from Wasso that the students worked really hard and did a fantastic job. As important is the difference the Pathways students make culturally and socially – giving children in Wasso the chance to interact with people around their age from England and to practice their English, the language of the Lumo School day, in a region which primarily speaks Swahili and Masaii. Speaking to them I can hear that it has been the life-enhancing work experience that we as a Foundation had hoped for them. The Foundation was delighted to help fund the visit and wants to congratulate and thank every member of the team, including the hard-working and enthusiastic teachers who accompanied the students. We’re already making plans with City College for next year’s visit.’

Share Button

City College students celebrate GCSE success

GCSE English success for student India Rose Bennington-Flair

GCSE English success for student India Rose Bennington-Flair

City College Brighton and Hove students have been celebrating success in this year’s GCSE English and mathematics results with record numbers achieving the gold standard A*-C.

The 700 students getting their results at the College range from 16-18 year-olds taking re-sits to adult learners aiming to achieve vital qualifications to boost their prospects. 81% of students achieved A*-C grade in English and 55% of students achieved an A*-C grade in mathematics. Vice Principal Rebecca Conroy says:

‘We are absolutely delighted for the huge number of City College students who have successfully achieved their English and mathematics A*-C grade today! It is a testament to their determined efforts and the support of their dedicated teachers and support staff. As a college, we are dedicated to ensuring that as many students as possible achieve GCSE mathematics and English as we know that this can be life changing and open up so many opportunities.’

City College is still recruiting for courses starting in September, including Adult English and mathematics GSCEs. For more information, come and chat to our Course Advice team at the Student Centre on Pelham Street or call 01273 667759.

Share Button
Arion, Hannah, Fraser and Elizabeth

Arion, Hannah, Fraser and Elizabeth

Four talented young chefs from City College Brighton and Hove – Arion Christophers, Hannah Leighton, Fraser Hawkins and Elizabeth Bastable – have been awarded coveted places in the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy, a two-year life-changing training programme from Exclusive Hotels and Venues. A total of 51 applications were received for the ten places on the programme and following a rigorous selection process, the places were awarded to seven candidates from chef and catering colleges and universities across the UK. The remaining three places were won by chefs already working within the Exclusive Hotels and Venues kitchens.

Designed to tackle the challenges of chef recruitment and retention head on, the Academy takes the chefs on an intensive two-year journey under the mentor and leadership of one of Exclusive’s award-winning chefs, including Olly Rouse, Head Chef at The Avenue, Lainston House (3 AA Rosettes), Richard Davies, Executive Chef at The Bybrook, The Manor House, (1 Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes), Matt Gillan Head Chef at Matt Gillan at The Pass, South Lodge (1 Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes) and Head Chef Michael Wignall at Michael Wignall at The Latymer, Pennyhill Park (2 Michelin Stars and 5 AA Rosettes).

Under their expertise and leadership, each chef will experience full-time paid on-the-job training, off-site supplier visits, supervisory skills workshops, team challenges and master-classes designed to develop their skills, reward their talent with full time employment and further their career in some of the best restaurants in the South of England.

Hannah Leighton said: ‘I’m really excited to have secured my place in the Academy and have the opportunity to visit great suppliers, enjoy masterclasses and develop my skills, knowledge and palette whilst learning from Michelin starred chefs and industry experts. It’s a life-changing opportunity and given the amount of interest in the Academy after just one year, I feel privileged to be here.’

Andy Mackenzie, Executive Chef of the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy commented on the new cohort: ‘I am overwhelmed with the response to the Academy’s second year programme and believe we have found some incredible new talent to harness and develop for the taste buds of our discerning Exclusive guests. After the successful launch of the academy last year, we have fine-tuned the programme further to deliver the chefs an even better programme of full plot-to-pot-to-plate training.’

Jon File, City College’s Programme Area Manager for Catering & Hospitality, says:

‘We were delighted when two of our students were accepted onto such a prestigious programme last year so for that number to have doubled in this year’s cohort is something that the College is very proud of. Elizabeth, Arion, Fraser and Hannah all demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and passion for catering during their time at the College and we look forward to hearing of their successes in the industry in the future.’

For media queries on the Chefs’ Academy, contact Julia Gosling on 01892 617912 or email Julia.Gosling@daviestanner.co.uk

For more information on catering courses at City College, call 01273 667759, email CourseAdvice@ccb.ac.uk or see www.ccb.ac.uk

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

Share Button

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén