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Students celebrate in style during a private dinner with Paul Askew

What a treat for our Level 3 Professional Cookery students who enjoyed a private dinner with Chef Patron, Paul Askew, at his Liverpool fine dining restaurant The Art School Restaurant Liverpool last week.

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Catering and Hospitality students participate in momentous event for the borough

Our Catering and Hospitality students had the amazing opportunity to cater for the official launch of Glass Futures’ £54m Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens last week.

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Student secures dream role as Commis Chef

Well done to our Level 2 Professional Cookery student Keiran, who has secured an impressive role as a Commis Chef at Liverpool’s highest fine dining restaurant Panoramic34.

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Catering and Hospitality students work alongside Top Chef at dinner fit for a king

Our Catering and Hospitality staff and students recently attended Rainford Village Hall to accompany top chef and local councillor, James Holden for a Gala Dinner in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III.

Springboard FutureChef 2023 finalists alongside the judges in our IP kitchens.

St Helens College proudly hosts Springboard's FutureChef Regional Final

St Helens College were proud to host Springboard's FutureChef competition's Regional Final!

Guest chefs Adam Reid, Chris Rawlinson, James Holden, Matt Hagan and Ellis Barrie, stood in the Colours Restaurant kitchen alongside staff and catering students.

College students work with top UK chefs for Alder Hey charity fundraiser

Locally acclaimed chef, James Holden, recently returned to our fine dining restaurant, Colours, to host a charity fundraising dinner, which raised over £4,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Former Student Stephanie Returns to College to Inspire Students

Former Hospitality student, Stephanie, returned to College to inspire our current students.

Professional Cookery Students Receive Butchery Masterclass from Local Butchers

Our Level 3 students got stuck into an interactive masterclass session delivered by Ian Shuker, a Master Butcher from Shukers Butchers!

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Former hospitality student returns to Colours to inspire students

Former hospitality student Alexandros Zervos returned to the College today to deliver a presentation to our current students!

Final dishes for FutureChef competition.

Next generation of star chefs compete in Springboard's FutureChef local final

St Helens College were proud to host Springboard's FutureChef competition's local final!

Colours Restaurant chef presenting cheque to benefit Alder Hey.

Alder Hey fundraising dinner a satisfying success

We’d like to say a huge well done to our Colours Restaurant staff, students and fantastic guest chefs for raising over £6,000 for Alder Hey Children's Charity!

Catering tutor shows students how to defeather a game bird.

Catering students fly high in first foray into Game & Poultry

Our catering students have been working on their Game and Poultry unit, identifying different species and processing them!

Catering tutor sprinkling sesame seeds on chicken dishes.

Catering cooks up a storm in tantalising taste test

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students started their poultry unit this week.

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Students prepare vegetarian dishes

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students have been cooking up vegetarian delights in the kitchen this week.

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Students explore new gastronomic flavours

Our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students embarked on a gastronomic journey as they learned the science behind why certain flavours work together.

Picture of the dishes our students created.

End of Year Afternoon Tea Cookery Challenge

Tutors set challenge for students to test their imagination and creative skills.

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Students volunteer at The Chris Carberry Golf Day

Two of our amazing NVQ Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students volunteered their skills as they cooked up some tasty treats at Berrington Hall in Rainford.

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Students whip up a treat with delicious desserts

Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students have been whipping up a treat in the kitchen this week, as they created delicious desserts.

Students Work with Fresh Crab!

Last week our Level 3 Advanced Cookery students got the chance to work with fresh brown crab.

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Students shake up a treat with delicious mocktails!

Level 2 Food and Beverage students created some truly delicious mocktails, as part of their 'Cocktail' unit.

Students transport us all to a galaxy far far away

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking students transported us all to a galaxy far far away.  

Level 3 Professional Advanced Cookery Students Get Shellfish

This week our Level 3 Advanced Cookery students have been working with a range of shellfish.

Level 3 Professional Cookery Students Show Their Seafood Skills

Level 3 Professional Cookery students have been showing off their knowledge and skills of working with seafood.

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Culinary Exam Tests Students

After weeks of perfecting their skills, level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students have now completed their culinary exam.

Catering Students Practice their Carving Skills

Level 1 Catering students have been practicing their knife and carving skills this morning.   

Picture of the fantastic plates of food our students created

Students perfect skills before upcoming mocks

Our level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students have been busy in the kitchens, preparing for their upcoming mock exams.

Professional Cookery Students Complete their Poultry and Game Unit

It has been an exciting two days for our Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery students as they completed their poultry and game unit.  

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Crafty students carve Halloween masterpieces

Catering and Professional Cookery students recently joined forces with Supported Learning students to have a go at carving their very own pumpkins for Halloween.

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Students Win Silver at Regional Culinary Skills Competition

St Helens College is celebrating the fantastic success of skilled Catering students, Lucas and Filip, who achieved a silver medal at the Inter Colleges Culinary Skills Competition.

Catering students show off their skills!

Earlier this week, our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students undertook one of their practical assessments.

Careers Talk with Halliwell Jones Stadium

Today, our Catering and Hospitality students welcomed Mia from Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Altham Butcher's Visit Catering Students

Catering students recently had a special visit from Altham’s Butchers.

Teaching the Community

Our talented catering tutors put their skills to good use, teaching local residents at St Thomas' Church in St Helens, how to fillet flat and round fish.

Burns Night at Colours

Last weekend our staff and students hosted an evening of celebration for Burns Night at our Colours Restaurant.

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Students gain insight into industry

Our Catering and Hospitality students enjoyed a visit to both Anfield and Knowsley Hall.



Inspiring Success


“My most memorable moment at College was coming second place at the Inter Colleges Culinary Skills Competition.”

Filips, Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery

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