Shrewsbury College Restaurant Awarded Highest AA Rosettes

Shrewsbury College Restaurant Awarded Highest AA Rosettes

L-R Hospitality and Catering Students – Abbie Davies, Huw Roberts, Tamara Deakin

Recognition for any restaurant by the AA is highly sought after, so to be one of only a handful of college restaurants in the country to be awarded the ‘AA College Rosette – Highly Commended’, is an outstanding boost for the students and staff within Shrewsbury College’s Origins Restaurant.

The AA College Rosette Scheme has been designed to reflect current industry trends within realistic working environments.  It recognises a restaurant with a clear commitment to students and the industry, where food is prepared and served with care and understanding to a standard which stands out in the local area.  Furthermore the restaurant had to demonstrate that it is completely commercially viable and has clear links with the industry locally.

Qualified AA Hotel and Restaurant inspectors with relevant industry experience carry out the visits.  Having dined at Origins they concluded: “The team here are very professional and service is structured and well-paced. All the team were immaculate in their presentation, giving a professional impression in line with industry standards.

“The whole dining experience impressed both in terms of the front of house team and also the cuisine served. The front of house team are well structured, roles are clearly defined and minimal input was needed from supervisors. Cuisine showed a greater technical skill than was expected with some modern techniques also used and plating in line with a modern commercial restaurant.  It was impressive to hear that the students have input into designing and developing dishes.”

Chef Lecturer, Dan Gibbons adds: “It’s is a great honour to be one of only a few colleges nationally to receive this award.  The students have shown great commitment and attention to detail, which sets them apart from the crowd.  They deserve this recognition.”

For reservations at Origins please phone 01743 342611.

For further information about Apprenticeships, Catering and Hospitality courses at Shrewsbury College please come to our next Advice Event on Monday July 4 from 5-7pm, or visit the website www.shrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01743 342333.  Alternatively you can follow the College on Facebook: shrewsburycollege Instagram: shrewsbury_college and Twitter: @shrewsburycol

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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