Preparations are hotting up for a group of professional cookery students who will be supporting celebrity local chef, Jacque Marchell, at this year’s Plymouth Seafood Festival.
The festival, held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September, is back for its sixth 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, Amelia Burr, said it is only the first week back at college “and we are already working in industry with chefs helping me inspire to be the best””
Team Lead 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. It supports our position as ambassadors for work experience with Plymouth City Council and enhances our reputation as one of the only gold accredited centres for fish and shellfish from Peoples First.
“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. We are getting a new restaurant soon on our campus, which is going to provide some very exciting opportunities for our students,” Chris concluded.