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Students support Plymouth Seafood Festival

Published: September 20, 2019

Cornwall College Saltash 16-18

Preparations are scaling up for a group of students who will be supporting celebrity local chef, Jacque Marchell, at this year’s Plymouth Seafood Festival.

The festival, held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, is back for its eighth year and is set to bring the Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city’s fantastic caught seafood.

Professional Cookery students from Cornwall College Saltash will be assisting a host of chefs as they help with preparing, cleaning, cooking and demoing their culinary skills on the main stage.

Level 3 Professional Cookery student, Andrew Mourelle-Nash, 18, said this is the first week back at college this academic year “and we are already working with industry experts who are helping them inspire to be the best”.

Head of Department for Professional Cookery at Cornwall College Saltash, Chris Penk, said it is great “to work with experts within the fish and shellfish industry”.

“Attending events like these really help to enhance the learning experience for our students,” he continued.

“It supports our position as ambassadors for work experience with Plymouth City Council and enhances our reputation as one of the only Peoples 1st gold accredited centres for fish and shellfish.

“For anyone who is interested in a career in catering you can come along and speak to us during the event. Our professional cookery courses this year are more popular than ever.”

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