Celebrity chef Brian Turner prepared, cooked and served up food canapés alongside St Albans college students yesterday.
Oaklands College’s students were given a cooking master class by Mr Turner for a reception to officially launch the college’s Alumni. The event, held in the college’s brand new restaurant The Stables, allowed students to pick up Mr Turner’s top tips.
Mr Turner said: "It’s great to see such a high standard of talented chefs here at Oaklands. The students were very competent and showed excellent food knowledge. It’s been an honour working with them."
With over 100 people to serve, the college’s hospitality & catering students, under Mr Turner’s supervision - produced eight intricate canapés including spinach mousse stuffed chicken rolls, leek confit with chilli and chives, and chorizo sausage in cider.
Kev Speed, chef lecturer at the college, said: "Not only have the students gained invaluable advice and experience, but they’ve done so whilst doing what they love."
Dominic Shields, college student continued: "This whole experience has been amazing. Watching and learning from Brian has just reinforced my passion for cooking. Oaklands gives us so many opportunities, and catering for the alumni launch has been wonderful."