A Butcher, A Baker and A Pasta Maker Light up Bradford College

Students from the Bradford area were enthusiastic yesterday after two hours of tasting, demonstrations and competition at Bradford College.

Invited to a special “taster day” 120 students from 7 local schools enjoyed a “sensational” hospitality showcase in Bradford College’s world renowned Hospitality and Catering Department. The event was organised by The Chefs’ Forum as part of its Academy partnership with the college that was launched two months ago.

“It was great to have so many local schools here today,” said Head of Hospitality and Catering Gary Bradwell after the event. “To be able to showcase our training kitchens, hospitality and catering offer was marvellous. We pride ourselves in forging great relationships with local employers and to be able to celebrate butchery, bakery and patisserie today was really inspiring for all the visiting pupils.”


The students enjoyed a pasta making masterclass with Exose Grant – a Masterchef: The Professionals finalist before being introduced to butchery by Jack Holden from Fodder in Harrogate. There was then a patisserie demo by Wasim and Sabil from Starbake Patisseries which featured a layered cream cake before the students got stuck in to a cupcake decorating competition.

“Last week we had Stephanie Moon visiting the college,” said Chefs’ Forum Director Catherine Farinha. “This week it’s a taster day. By unleashing the power of professionals who want to inspire a new generation this is a great time to become an Academy partner and it’s great to have Bradford on board.”

Photo and film credit: Gareth Davies Media.