Royal Treat for Prince Charles

It was an historic event on Wednesday 8th September when The Prince of Wales visited the 19th century monastery in Gorton, Manchester, which was recently restored in a £7m revamp.  The Prince was invited as part of his five day eco tour of Great Britain to promote the START NOW initiative, a new scheme encouraging waste reduction and reducing everyday energy costs.

Tameside College Catering and Hospitality students were invited to serve the Prince at the Civic dinner, the only students in the North West to be invited to form part of the Food Service Team.  The students assisted with the service to 400 VIP guests which included canapés, starter, main course and dessert.

One of the highlights of the evening was a digital recording of the budding chefs utilising their culinary skills in the kitchen of their preparations to the Prince. The students involved in the preparation and service were, Sam Brown, Rebecca Churchill, Ashley Hulme, Daniel Hill, Christina Whiteside, Joshua Sharp, Phillip Smart, Steven Hill, Leanne Warhurst, Terence Thornton, Paul Sykes, Claire Needham, Sarah Kelly and Walter Fullick.

The Bakery students also prepared a specially designed cake to support the Start Now initiative. The cake was presented to His Royal Highness who expressed his thanks and good wishes to all the students and the College Principal Peter Ryder.