Nathan Outlaw Brings Tapas To Cornwall College

Nathan Outlaw and Academy Nathan Outlaw at Cornwall College joined forces to host a successful tapas evening at the Camborne campus on the 13th June celebrating the first anniversary of Academy Nathan Outlaw and raising money for industry charity Hospitality Action.

Outlaw’s Tapas Supper, which took place in the Trevenson Restaurant at the Camborne campus, featured a selection of sweet and savoury tapas dishes, prepared by two Michelin-starred chef Nathan and fellow chef Paul Ripley.

Guests were treated to a variety of dishes, prepared using fresh local produce such as smoked mackerel, pork, Cornish asparagus and eggs, kindly donated by event sponsors Wings of St Mawes, Brian Etherington Meat Company, Hendy’s and Clarence Court.

Sharp’s Brewery and Ellis Wharton Wines also kindly supplied a selection of beers and wines for the evening, chosen to complement the dishes, including the brewery’s infamous “Doom Bar”.

Hosted by Academy Nathan Outlaw students, the evening also included a charity auction, featuring a range of unique prizes donated by local businesses, suppliers and even Nathan himself, including a day at Etherington’s Butchery Academy, a massage and tea for two at the Headland Hotel and a professional cookery course for two at the Tennent’s Training Academy Cookery School in Glasgow with an overnight stay in Edinburgh.

Raising almost £700, proceeds from the auction will now be donated to Hospitality Action, a charity that supports those working, or who have worked in the industry and find themselves in crisis.

Stuart Mathieson, Curriculum Area Manager for Hospitality at Cornwall College Camborne, said:

It’s been a brilliant evening and an extraordinarily successful last event for this year’s cohort of students. It’s also fitting that they’ve raised so much for Hospitality Action, which means they’re giving something back to the industry already.”

Faye Nicholson, 19 from St Agnes, who has just completed the Professional Cookery Diploma (Kitchen and Larder) VRQ 3 at Cornwall College Camborne, said:

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed today. It’s been our biggest service of the year so far and it’s all gone so smoothly. I’ve loved being part of the Academy and today’s really encouraged me and made me want to continue as a chef even more. I’m going to start working for Nathan at the Seafood and Grill in Rock in July, which I’m very excited about, and it’s all thanks to the Academy and Cornwall College!”






Nathan said:

“Tonight’s been great, and the students have done an amazing job, both in the kitchen and front of house too, so I’d like to thank them for making it such a success. The first year of the Academy has been brilliant, and we’ve seen a lot of up and coming talent, and I’m sure they’ll all go on to do great things in their careers. My partnership with Cornwall College has never been stronger, and we’ve got even more planned for Academy Nathan Outlaw next year, with more masterclasses and chefs getting involved, so watch this space!”

Debbie Wilshire, Deputy CEO of Cornwall College, said: “It’s been brilliant; the evening has typified all that’s best about the partnership between Nathan Outlaw and Cornwall College. Well done to everyone involved!”