Hospitality students take over kitchen at Carey’s Manor

Hospitality students take over kitchen at Carey’s Manor

Twenty hospitality students from Brock College took over the kitchen of the Cambium restaurant at local 4-star hotel Carey’s Manor to cook lunch recently.

The students worked together to prepare and serve a three-course meal for 42 guests who are regular customers at the College’s training restaurant, MJ’s.

The menu comprised a selection of fine-dining cuisine, including: smoked eel fillet with a celeriac remoulade and soft-boiled egg; confit of duck with creamed savoy cabbage, pancetta and orange sauce; and apple plum crumble tartlet with crème anglaise.

The students made quite an impression, with customer Peter Moth commenting: “As far as I’m concerned, the students are doing a very good job. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very pleasant.”

After the lunch service, student Chloe Holliday said: “Today has gone really well, it’s been good fun and it’s something different. It’s interesting to be able to look inside their kitchens and see how it’s different to what we’re used to.”

Hospitality lecturer Cathy MacArthur explained: “It’s both a great experience and a challenge for the students to work in an unfamiliar kitchen and dining environment.

“It’s also a boost to their employability skills. Coming into a 4-star hotel allows them to understand what goes on here and makes it less daunting when it comes to applying for jobs,” she added.

Several former students have gone on to secure employment at Carey’s Manor.