Eastleigh College Calls on the Professionals
Hospitality and Catering students at Eastleigh College began 2019 with an inspirational week of sessions led by industry professionals.
The week involved a fantastic line up of representatives from Ideal Collection, Pennyhill Park, Winchester Distillery, Harvest Fine Food, Owtons Butchers, The PIG Hotel and Hampshire Fare. The experts shared their experience, wisdom and knowledge of the hospitality industry with the students.
“Industry Week is about nurturing our talented students and inspiring them in their ambitions” explained course leader and lecturer, Greg Cheeseman. “The students have benefitted from a brilliant selection of cooking workshops, talks and demonstrations and listened to amazing chefs and suppliers. We really value the time given up by the professionals who have taken part.”
Local food group, Hampshire Fare, attended Industry Week along with Parsonage Farm and Hampshire Cheese. The students were given an insight into the life of a local producer and how to make award-winning products.
Commercial Manager of Hampshire Fare, Tracy Nash was impressed by the initiative: “We were so impressed by the students during our session, they were engaged and eager to learn from us and the producers. We really enjoyed inspiring them with all the fantastic local foods they can find and try right here in Hampshire. A huge well done to the teaching staff for putting together such an invaluable week which will stay with the students for years to come.”
Eastleigh College offers full and part-time courses for students from the age of 14 to adults.