First Diploma Hospitality students, Dominic Weeks and Maxwell Bailey and lecturer, Peter Harvey from Stratford-upon-Avon College were invited to attend the event at the NEC on Monday 22nd June. The students produced dishes they had cooked in a previous competition and received a very positive response from the audience.
Lecturer, Peter Harvey commented, “I am incredibly proud of Dominic and Maxwell. They performed with great poise and produced dishes experienced chefs would have been proud of. This was a great experience for them which I hope will inspire them to bigger and better things.”
Dominic and Maxwell are both students at St Benedict's Catholic High School in Alcester and attend Stratford-upon-Avon College one day a week as young apprentices.
A Young Apprenticeship provides an exciting opportunity for 14 to 16 year olds to combine their academic studies with a blend of vocational qualifications and work placements. Young apprentices learn the practical skills and knowledge required by employers, whilst studying for qualifications which specifically relate to industry.
Posted on Friday 3rd July 2009