Our Cornish Launch Was A Resounding Success!
Academy Nathan Outlaw College Played Host to the Launch of The Chefs’ Forum in Cornwall
Students from the Academy prepared and served canapés for around 50 top chefs from across the County including celebrity chef Anthony Worrall-Thompson.
This was tough audience indeed that was duly ‘wowed’ by outstanding service and excellent food made with locally sourced ingredients:
Total Produce, Cornwall (Bodmin) kindly donated all fresh produce and Celtic Fish & Game (St Ives) donated fish and Rodda’s (Redruth), clotted cream and butter.
The Cornwall launch comes after the creation of a very successful regional model . The Chefs’ Forum works with catering colleges and professional kitchens throughout the South West.
Chefs’ Forum Founder, Catherine Farinha said:
“I was delighted with the level of attendance at the event by some of the best chefs in the region. It is great to see the initiative being so well-received. I really look forward to keeping the momentum going by staging quarterly chef events in Cornwall to showcase the most promising catering and hospitality students, enhance chefs’ skill-sets and share industry knowledge and best-practice”.
Top Cornish Chefs enjoyed a sous-vide demonstration by South West water bath manufacturer Clifton Food Range and a talk on fishing sustainability by Andy Wheeler of The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation. They also gained an insight an into asparagus cultivation by Cornish Grower John Keeler (St Erme).
Stuart Mathieson, Head of Hospitality at Cornwall College is delighted to have hosted the launch of the Chefs Forum in the region. He commented:
“As the largest college for Hospitality training in the county we have always had a strong, and direct, liaison with employers and the link with the Chefs Forum will now make that connection even stronger.
The current rebuild of the Catering complex at the Camborne campus will allow greater possibilities for interaction between employers and students which will have mutual benefits for both. The new development will have a demonstration theatre and new state of the art kitchens which, as a community resource, will be open to all to use.
We look forward to working closely with The Chefs’ Forum to consolidate and strengthen the already high level of catering provision in Cornwall by working directly with employers, students and producers in the region”.