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Students unshellfish with their time for Plymouth Seafood Festival

Published: September 11, 2018

Cornwall College Saltash

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 15th and Sunday 16th September, is back for its seventh 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 2 Food Preparation and Service student, Ashleigh White, said this is the first week at college “and we are already working with industry experts who are 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,” he continued.

“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 have a new restaurant on our campus, which is going to provide some very exciting opportunities for our students.”



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