Students from Stratford-upon-Avon College and the Rugby Centre recently tasted ‘life at the top’ when working alongside Jamie Oliver’s Executive Chef, Andrew Parkinson and his Patissier, Dean McClompha.
Students from Professional Catering Studies and Level 3 Supervisory and Advanced Culinary Diploma courses recently came together to prepare a meal and raise money for Children with Leukaemia, MacMillan Nurses and RETT UK. They were guided by Andrew Parkinson, and Dean, from Jamie Oliver’s London restaurant.
Alan Deegan, Hospitality Specialist and organiser of the event, said “This was a great opportunity for our students and staff to network and get to know some of the top people in the catering industry. There was a great atmosphere throughout the day and night. Under Andrew’s direction, the students prepared the following superb menu:
Jamie Oliver’s 15 at Stratford-upon-Avon College
Canapé and Bellini cocktails
Loin of veal with capers, tuna mayonnaise and micro leaves
Tortellini di trota affumicata con porri e timo
Tortellini with smoked trout, leeks and thyme
Sicilian cherry tomato, fennel and saffron broth
Versare Veneto Chardonnay
Indicazione Geografica Tipica 2008
Arrosto di manzo
Roasted Scotch rib eye of beef
Served with braised chick peas, balsamic cipollini’s and, swiss chard and
Denominazione Di Origine Controllata V.Q.P.R.D. 2008
Tia Maria sorbet, almond possett and orange and coffee pannacotta
Andrew Parkinson was also accompanied by Nathan Lewitt, a former student of the College.
Fifteen, named after the first cohort of 15 young people who joined the London Chef Apprenticeship in 2002, has four restaurants worldwide in Amsterdam, Cornwall, London and Melbourne. Their purpose is two-fold: to offer young people the experience of working in the restaurant business and for customers to enjoy fantastic food and knowledgeable customer service.
Guests from as far afield as Japan and Suffolk sat down to the sumptuous four-course meal.
The evening was a double success. £600 was raised for Children with Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, £400 MacMillan Nurses, £200 for Rett UK and around £200 for the Japanese Tsunami Appeal.
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Posted on Thursday 31st March 2011