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Catering Students Royal Engagement

Food and Beverage students have catered for HRH the Countess of Wessex at a local event.

The young caterers were invited to prepare, cook and serve food for the Countess and guests at an event held by the Disability Initiative Resource Centre in Camberley, where Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is the Patron.

During the Royal event, students prepared a selection of canapés, chicken breast with seasonal vegetables – following up with a chocolate torte for dessert.

The students come from a department with a strong reputation for giving young chefs amazing experiences; from competing in national competitions to being involved with demonstrations with guest chefs. Students also become familiar with the realities of professional catering, thanks to them running the college’s own Gallery training restaurant – open to the public throughout the academic year.

Programme Manager for Catering, Gwen Grace said:
“This is such an exciting opportunity for our catering students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to a member of the Royal Family – which shows the high regard that we have for our students at Farnborough College of Technology.

“We’re constantly on the lookout for new students to train as professional caterers so anyone interested should definitely come and see what we have to offer at our next Open Event


Student Connor Francis, 17 from Aldershot said:

“It was such a privilege to have been chosen to serve the Countess. This was a real honour and I’ll remember this for the rest of my life.”

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