On Monday 4 October TV Chef and restaurateur, John Hooker, visited our Year 11 Catering students to mark the opening of our new food technology and catering rooms.  John, who owns the critically acclaimed Cornish Arms in Tavistock, was very impressed with our new facilities.  He talked to the students about the opportunities available in the industry, his own journey and also about the importance of learning the key life skill of being a good cook.

“There is a place for everyone in the industry, it doesn’t matter if you are working in a burger van or a 3 Michelin Star restaurant, the key is to source good ingredients and focus on cooking them well. By working hard and focusing on doing things well you can deliver the customer a wonderful food experience.”

We would like to thank John for taking the time to drive down and visit us.  It is much appreciated.  The students got the chance to show off their bread baking skills and to get some tips from one of the best in the business.

Thank you to the Savoy Trust for providing the funding for the new facilities.