A selection of students in Year 10 had an amazing opportunity to attend a catering workshop this week with ex-student Alex Woodward-Parker. Alex works at The Seaview Hotel as a chef de Partie and is proud to be part of the team that were awarded 2 AA Rosettes. Alex has now been offered a job with a famous chef in London and leaves the island in two weeks. Alex wanted to come into the school to inspire other students to do a career that he loves.
He taught the students completely new skills such as filleting a fish, creating a beurre blanc, cooking a fondant potato and plating up professionally. He even introduced them to cooking with sea vegetables and spoke about sourcing local and seasonal produce. The skills that the students learnt will be transferable to their GCSE course in Hospitality and catering enabling them to secure the best grades next year.