Chefs Forum

Thursday 19 July 2018

On Tuesday 17 July 2018, our students participated in a master class of sushi cuisine at London’s Buddha Bar.  Top chefs from across the capital gathered for a day of menu inspiration and continual professional development with fascinating cookery and cocktail masterclasses delivered by the talented team at Buddha Bar, London.

Our Hospitality & Catering students joined young guest apprentices from Corbyn and King and the Buddha Bar team for a day of inspirational curriculum enrichment as they prepared and served canapés of the Buddha Bar menu, giving them a day of work experience outside of their usual environment, learning world cuisine!

Highlights of the day included an introduction to Gastronomixs, a new menu building block tool to help chefs stay ahead of the culinary game, a mini ‘Cressperience’ by Paul Da Costa Greaves of Koppert Cress showcasing new species of Dutch cress and micro greens, a sushi masterclass, cookery demos of Buddha Bar signature dishes and a fashion show of the latest chef and front of house uniforms by Bragard UK.

Here at West London’s College, we champion world food in our catering curriculum to represent the multicultural diversity of London and its students.  Last week saw two of our students attend a Maki masterclass taught by Head Sushi Chef Rasel Miah and Chef Hasan Sayed in advance of The Chefs’ Forum event. West London College Level 1 Professional Cookery students Masoomeh Asri and Humaira Rahmanee then demonstrated their new skills on the day in making canapés and sushi for seventy chefs/potential employers from across the capital who attended the event.

Head of Curriculum for Service Industries at West London College, Denise Charles said:

“Today has been a great day for my students. Attending Chefs’ Forum events builds employability and independence skills.  I was very proud to see my young team making their own way to such an impressive venue and organising themselves to participate. These are crucial life skills that they need to have on entering the world of work. I am delighted that the team at Buddha Bar have pledged work experience to my students going forward.”

Find out more about our Hospitality & Catering courses here: https://www.wlc.ac.uk/courses/hospitality-catering

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