Food Awards 2014

Food Awards 2014

Students dress to impress to celebrate another fantastic year in the Food Studies department with a Masquerade themed Awards Ball

As another academic school year draws to a close, the Food Studies department celebrate a year of great success at their Annual Awards Ceremony with over 100 Food Studies students flocking to the Village Hotel in Ashton to enjoy food, live entertainment and music.

Whilst the guests tucked into a lavish three course meal they were treated to an array of entertainment including a surprise welcome dance performance by Food Studies staff, a guitar solo from Lecturer Ray Jones and a performance from Lecturer Steve Lee’s band, NotNed.

Those lending support to the event included The Worshipful The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Dawson Lane and his wife, Councillor Jacqueline Lane who said: “Well done to all the students, we recognise all your hard work and commitment. You’ve made Tameside proud.”

Celebrity Chef, Simon Rimmer also lent his support to the evening, giving students invaluable advice about working in what he described as a “fantastic industry”. He added: “There is always a job in catering as long as you make yourself invaluable. It’s never too early to start creating links to get to where you want to be.”

As staff and students alike danced into the night, Head of Food Studies, Martin Coughlan said: “The awards evening has gone brilliantly, our BTEC learners have done a fantastic job in organising everything; everyone has had a terrific time. I’d like to thank all our guests, The Worshipful The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Dawson Lane, his wife Councillor Jacqueline Lane and Simon Rimmer for making the night extra special for our students. Everyone has worked so hard this year and it’s a privilege to be able to honour those who have achieved so much.”