Charity event cooks up over £1000 for charity

Charity event cooks up over £1000 for charity

Hospitality and catering students at Tameside College raised over £1000 for Hospitality Action with an evening of food and entertainment at Gorton Monastery.

The event, which was organised by Tameside College students with support from Coleg Cambria and Andrew Green, executive chef at the Lowry Hotel, treated guests to a champagne reception followed by a three course meal in the monastery’s main hall.

Hospitality Action is a charity offering vital assistance to all who work or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.  The charity’s patrons include Heston Blumenthal, Michel Roux and Jamie Oliver.

John Holden, hospitality and catering teacher at Tameside College, said: “We would like to thank Gorton Monastery for allowing us the use of their beautiful venue. The students have done so well to organise the event from scratch and raise this amount of money. I hope that it really helps those most in need in the industry.”

Alongside the meal there was a DJ and guests bid on auction prizes such as afternoon tea at Gorton Monastery, bed and breakfast at the Principal hotel, Manchester, and a cocktail and wine experience at The French restaurant.

Julian Lewis-Booth, commercial Director at H.G. Stephenson’s and board member for Hospitality Action, said: “Hospitality Action has been working for those who are in need of help within the hospitality and catering family for 180 years now. The students have gone a long way to carry on that tradition and I would like to say a big thank you to them and Tameside College for doing an amazing job.”

To find out more about hospitality and catering courses at Tameside College call 0161 908 6600.

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