Students spread festive cheer with three course Christmas lunch for 60 guests

Catering and Hospitality students at Harrogate College had their work cut out for them on Wednesday 16th December; to feed 60 hungry guests with a delicious three course Christmas lunch.

Father ChristmasEach year, students are invited to create and serve Christmas dinner to the residents of Carlton Lodge, supported accommodation, in Harrogate. The small team of four students worked extremely hard to prepare the meal then transport it to the venue. This was no mean feat with hot pans of bubbling sauces and soups, large trays of succulent Turkey and not to mention a platter of delicate profiteroles! The whole manoeuvre took meticulous planning.

The kitchen at Carlton Lodge was a far cry from those the group are used to, with only a small work surface to plate 30 meals, but the students didn’t panic and dinner was served swiftly and without an issue.

Once puddings had been cleared, the students were invited into the dining room for a round of applause from the guests and a small speech from one resident who was thrilled to see ‘youngsters’ cooking!

Meanwhile, in our Metro Restaurant, the larger team were busy serving 30 of our loyal customers from the ceramic department, who thanked Dave Oxley and Fiona Mazza greatly, at their celebratory Christmas lunch.

The team worked really well together both front of house and in the kitchen, to get the meals out on time and well presented.

Great work from the Catering and Hospitality students this term and we eagerly await the Metro opening again in the New Year!

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