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Speed cooking for students

Catering and Hospitality student, Trinity Wilson, preparing food at the festival.

Catering  and Hospitality students from Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege) gained valuable catering experience at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021.

Under the supervision of the College’s Service Industries Programme Manager Martyn Hollingsworth, the students helped produce and dispatch dishes that catered for visitors to the festival.

At the four-day event, students cooked and prepared a range of food in various kitchens including the Lamborghini restaurant and the driver’s club area. They prepared and served food such as pizza, sandwiches, salad, burgers, fish and chicken to celebrities and current and former Formula One drivers.

They also catered for 500 guests at an exclusive garden party where they served a three-course meal with a range of classic and modern cuisine such as honey roasted figs, lightly smoked Goodwood estate beef and pavlova.

Chloe Millis-Poole, one of the Catering and Hospitality students involved, said:

“To get to work in kitchens at a large event like the Festival of Speed was a great experience. They were tiring long days, but I’ve learnt so much about teamwork, patience and preparing food.”

Martyn Hollingsworth added:

“We had an absolutely amazing week at the festival. Early mornings, late finishes and cooking a range of different types of food provided a real taste for the fast-paced environment that working at a busy festival brings. They have shown real grit and determination having rolled up their sleeves and getting stuck in! The students worked to professional standards throughout the week and were praised by industry experts for their diligence and remarkable work ethic. They did me and Barnsley College proud.

“We aim to continue to build strong links with students and business helping to provide career-ready students to employers.”

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