Login Work at WLC Hire Our Venues Click to open mobile menu with site search
News

Hospitality Students Shine at The Game Fair

Four students from West London College enjoyed an experience to remember at The Game Fair, which took place last weekend, 23-25 July 2021. The Game Fair showcases all things game from game meat, clothing and the game lifestyle. Organised by The Chefs’ Forum the students helped out during game cookery demonstrations with leading chefs and, later, took centre stage by assisting in the preparation and serving of a VIP garden party for celebrity chef James Martin in the sustainable show garden created by landscaping students from the Warwickshire College Group.

Freddie Pennington, Keelorna Charles, Nick Custodio, Jason Gyimah and Lecturer Bob Carruthers with James Martin
Freddie Pennington, Keelorna Charles, Nick Custodio, Jason Gyimah and Lecturer Bob Carruthers with James Martin

Catherine Farinha, said: “It was great to launch The Great Game Guide and get a load of chefs together who are in the guide as well as invite some students from West London College. They helped the chefs with their demos, assisted with comparing the demos on the microphone whilst getting valuable work experience and, of course, working alongside James Martin. I’m really proud of them.”

Game cookery refers to the preparation needed to create delicious meals from animals hunted for food, such as, partridges, pheasants, partridges, quails, pigeons as well as rabbits and venison. Game meat is considered to be very healthy as it is low in cholesterol and additives and high in essential vitamins and nutrients. Many people believe game is much more sustainable than farmed meat, as a lot of work goes into developing and maintaining the natural environments that game animals live in.

Lecturer Robert Carruthers, who was on hand to mentor and guide the students, he said: “This is the first time we’ve been able to take the students out this year. The Chefs’ Forum has been sending chefs in for us but getting out and doing an event like this is really good for them. It helps them to choose a line they might want to go into after they leave college. Last year the restaurant wasn’t open, they couldn’t get out on any field trips, couldn’t visit any hotels. This is their first outing and they’re camping and they’re cooking – they’ve had a good time.”

The Chefs’ Forum Academy, now in its third year at West London College serves to bridge the gap between education and industry and offers fantastic opportunities like this to students as they prepare to become industry-ready.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

///duke.choice.level (What3Words)
020 7565 1200
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

///views.brick.kind (What3Words)
020 7565 1200
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

///bonus.begin.beats (What3Words)
020 7565 1200
British Council
Cambridge English
Disability Confident Committed
English UK - Member
Education & Skills Funding Agency
EU European Social Fund
FIS - Associate Member
Google for Education - Reference College
IELTS - English for International Opportunity
Trinity College London - Secure English Language Tests
Matrix - Quality standard for information advice and guidance services
The National Skills Academy - Rail
OET - Premium Preperation Provider
QAA - UK Quality Assured