Our catering students had an exciting work experience opportunity to deliver an Asian culinary experience, receiving mentoring from Charlie Chan.

Picture of student learning with Charlie Chan in our kitchens

Catering students at St Helens College had an exciting work experience opportunity to deliver a culinary experience, receiving mentoring from popular St Helens chef Charlie Chan.

The renowned chef and entrepreneur, Charlie Chan, was guest Head Chef at Colours restaurant whilst it hosted a one-off, VIP dining experience. The event was a ticket-only affair and sold out within a matter of hours. The College's students worked alongside Charlie to deliver diners a range of first-class dishes drawing on Asian cuisine.

St Helens College's food preparation courses help to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to pursue a career in this exciting sector. Students are taught by catering professionals and benefit from excellent industry standard facilities. With hands on learning, students are active members of the College's kitchens from the outset of their course.

Terry Lavin, Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism at St Helens College said, "Charlie Chan is working in partnership with the College and is a real advocate of ensuring our students get as much industry experience as they can. Together we are supporting the students to develop the skills needed for employment within this exciting industry. Additionally, Charlie's involvement also allows us to shape the curriculum to meet the needs of the local economy and to help meet the demand within the local hospitality industry."

For more information or to apply for any of our catering and hospitality courses, please call us on 0800 99 66 99.

Picture of student learning with Charlie Chan in our kitchens



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