Opportunities revealed in a world of hospitality

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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STUDENTS at South Downs College took part in an exciting hospitality, catering and travel careers fair this week that hosted some of the leading establishments in the business.

Demonstrations and displays included chocolate making by the pastry chef from the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Hook, dessert preparation from the chef of the exclusive Chewton Glen Hotel in the New Forest and a demonstration on wild game cookery by local restaurant Hallidays in Chichester.

For many of the students the highlight of the event was meeting 18-year-old Brooke Arnold who was a participant in the Michel Roux programme. Following the programme Brooke landed a job at the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant at the Hilton in Park Lane.

Former student Bunmi Okolosi, who works at Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant Dinner, gave an inspiring talk about opportunities in the world of catering and hospitality. Students also had the chance to sample food prepared by a team from the Army School of Catering.