Professional chefs will take City of Bristol College culinary students under their wing during this year’s gourmet evenings at the City Restaurant.
The Catering and Hospitality team have revealed the list of talented industry professionals who will support students to deliver five-star food to paying customers at the College Green restaurant.
The establishment is open to the public every Thursday from 6.30pm with a mix of theme nights and guest chefs.
Gourmet dinners are a four-course set menu planned by the guest chefs. The dishes are produced by the catering students under the watchful eye of the guest and lecturer chef who offer advice and guidance to help them hone and develop their skills. Hospitality students who are training in front of house skills will serve the diners and use the opportunity to develop their practical and customer service skills.
This academic year will also see eight theme nights take place to give customers the chance to taste something different and the aspiring chefs the chance to explore different cuisines. The three-course set menu are planned and organised by the students and will allow the group to develop an understanding of the planning and organisation required to run an event or restaurant.
Before Christmas, diners can enjoy two themed nights; slow food and Christmas, while after Christmas themed nights include vegan, Brazilian, West Country, Spanish, Middle Eastern and modern English.
The guest chefs will hail from near and far, starting with Bristol’s Holiday Inn chef Gatis Marcinkevics on Thursday 7November 2019. Also visiting the City Restaurant is Chef Brinda Bungaroo from Mauritius Cookery on Thursday 21 November 2019 who will bring her fusion food to the City Restaurant. The Mint Room’s Chef Saravanan, who loves to experiment with daring flavours and styles of Indian cuisine, will be inspiring students in the kitchen on Thursday 5 December 2019.
Catering lecturer Ryan Fernandes said: “Working with guest chefs gives our students the experience and insight of how a professional kitchen operates, when it comes to cooking quality food. They get a chance to work with many talented chefs from the city who take time out from their busy schedule to teach their style of cooking and also share their passion for food along with their professional journey.
“The work experience which emerges from these dinners helps the students to gain hands-on experience working in busy kitchens which makes our students ready to enter part or full-time employment.”
For a full list of guest chefs and theme nights up to Christmas, click here. To book a table, call 0117 312 2712.