CHRISTMAS KICKS-OFF FOR CATERING STUDENTS

Christmas has kicked-off at City of Wolverhampton College with cookery students set to dish up over 500 seasonal meals and bakery students selling festive treats in a pop-up shop in the city centre.

Students studying for catering and hospitality qualifications will be serving traditional four and five-course Christmas lunches and evening meals in the college’s popular Academy restaurant, whilst those doing bakery qualifications will be selling mince pies, Christmas cakes and Yule logs outside the former BHS store in the Mander Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm, until December 15.

Heath Arnfield, curriculum manager for catering at the college, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for students to use the skills they are learning on their courses to dish up a range of festive favourites to customers in the restaurant and bakery shops whilst also gaining valuable work experience during what is the busiest time of year in the catering industry.”

People can also stock up on baked goods – including freshly-made cakes, biscuits, bread and sandwiches – at the Academy bakery at the Metro One campus on weekdays from 10am to 2pm.

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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