Catering & Hospitality students from City of Bristol College showed off their skills at The Bristol Audi Showroom, Cribbs Causeway on Wednesday 11th April at the launch event for the new A7 and A8.
The theme of the event was Bollywood and its title, ‘The Audi Senses Evening’. The event set out to heighten the senses of the hundred or so guests who attended, by stimulating sight and sound through brilliant bhangra dance routines and impressive Dhol drumming displays. Guests’ taste and smell were then treated to delicious Indian cookery demonstrations and canapés, where the Cribbs Causeway Audi dealership was filled with aromas of Indian culinary excellence.
Guests enjoyed canapés made by Executive Chef Saravan Nambirajan (The Mint Room, Bristol) and award-winning TV chef, author and blogger Hari Ghotra with the help of student chefs from City of Bristol College.
Bristol Audi supports the local community in sponsoring The Chefs’ Forum, an industry networking organisation for top local chefs, which bridges the gap between education and industry. Inviting hospitality and catering students from the college to help cater this prestigious customer event gave the young people valuable work experience and forged links and opened doors with top local employers.
Other highlights of the night included a butchery demonstration by Jack Cook of Walter Rose & Son, a ‘Santa Maria spice grind-off’ between Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby players where rugby conceded to football (despite having just made it into the premiership) and a delicious BBQ on the Synergy Grill.
Steve Smith, Head of Business at Bristol Audi said:
“This event proved a great success. Excellence in customer service and product are the Audi brand values and indeed our values at Bristol Audi. These are resonated through working with top chefs and front of house professionals via The Chefs Forum in staging regular customer events at our Bristol dealership. Showcasing top chefs and optimum levels of hospitality really shows our commitment to customers that we really believe in what we do. The feedback from guests as well as the chefs and students who took part was really positive and it was great to showcase the new A7 and A8 alongside the finest Indian culinary talent, music and dance.”
The ‘Audi Senses’ theme was extended to a ‘sixth sense’ being Audi artificial intelligence, where Cliff Simmonds of Audi UK showcased the new models, talking guests through a whole range of safety systems designed to protect both the driver and other road users.
The guests had a fantastic evening and experienced a true Indian feast for the senses at Bristol Audi.
If you would like to find out more about Catering & Hospitality courses at City of Bristol College, please click here or join us at our next Open Event on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the College Green Centre.