Local school takes over Reflections

Local school takes over Reflections

Tameside College had the pleasure of having guest hosts New Charter Academy Year 10 Hospitality students run their onsite restaurant, Reflections, to take their end of year exam. Students were examined on their catering skills relating to food preparation and service under the mentorship of Tameside Food Studies students. 

Restaurant goers tucked into a lavish three course meal of melon with strawberry garnish or trout with horseradish cream for starters; and a choice of roast lamb with paloise sauce, cod loin with sauce remoulade or Candy beetroot with feta cheese and bean cassoulet for a main course. For dessert customers had a choice: of lemon meringue pie, crème brulee or cheese and biscuits.

Lending their support to the evening was The Worshipful The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Dawson Lane and his wife, Councillor Jacqueline Lane who said: “We’ve had a lovely meal and been very well looked after. Well done to everyone on a fantastic job.”

Gaynor Duffy, Teacher at New Charter Academy said: “The other teachers and I had such a wonderful evening at Reflections, the food was fantastic and the front facing students waited on customers without any problems. The Tameside Food Studies students were terrific mentors, helping students in the kitchen and front of house with customers.”

Lecturer in Food Service, John Holden added: “We really enjoyed the New Charter Academy students running Reflections for the night. Our students gained great experience mentoring the New Charter Academy students, helping them with everything from setting tables to adding the finishing touches on the dishes. They did a great job.”