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Top Chefs join Langley College to Relaunch Hospitality Courses

Top Chefs join Langley College to Relaunch Hospitality Courses

After the toughest two years for the hospitality industry in recent times, Langley College has organised a ground-breaking taster day this month to relaunch its hospitality and catering programme for September 2022.

Secondary school pupils from years 10 and 11 are invited to Langley for a Hospitality Industry Taster Day on the 28th April to get a ‘taste’ of the industry while enjoying demonstrations from some of the country’s leading chefs.

The two-hour introduction to hospitality, will feature a canapé reception followed by cookery demonstrations by local chefs and a special guest appearance by Masterchef Professionals and Roux Scholarship finalist, Arbinder Singh Dugal.

Arbinder said: “This is my local college and I always love to make a difference and give back to the community. I really enjoy working with young people, and it is a real honour to be invited to be the Patron of The Chefs’ Forum Academy and participate in this exciting event to showcase the opportunities open to young people at Langley College.”

The event, organised by leading national chef networking organisation, The Chefs’ Forum, will see rap music, culinary theatre and street dance used to engage and inspire the young audience. There will also be a special live performance of The Chefs’ Forum Academy’s brand new, custom-written theme tune, “Inspiration”, written by music artist LowkeyLimit.

After lunch of new plant-based Redefine Meat, New Meat™ vegan burgers, students can join an interactive samosa-making competition judged by Arbinder. Tom Westerland of Crockers, Henley and Sushi Master Keiko Urukawa will also be demonstrating their signature dishes and making canape versions of them for the students to try before they head back to school with their goody bags.

Catherine Farinha, Director of The Chefs’ Forum, said: “These Taster Days introduce school pupils to the hospitality profession and really showcase the opportunities on offer at Langley College as it relaunches its hospitality and catering courses this year.

Catherine continued: “We are very lucky to have the support of Arbinder, Tom and Keiko, as these three talented chefs, all with very different cuisine specialities, can show the school children how exciting a career in the hospitality industry could be. The Chefs’ Forum is all about bridging the gap between colleges, the profession, and the wider hospitality community. I’m looking forward to the morning at Langley College which will become a Chefs’ Forum Academy this September, giving them access to our huge database of chefs who can visit the college to teach students all the latest techniques from industry.”

 

Gillian May CEO and Group Principal for Langley College concluded: “This is a fabulous way for us to engage with local schools and showcase our impressive training kitchens and restaurant here at the college. The visiting students will get the opportunity to see top chefs on stage and they will even get the opportunity to try their hand at making Potli samosas!  We’re really looking forward to using cookery demonstrations, music and street dance to connect with young people, who will hopefully become the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals.”

 

The winner of the samosa making competition will win a prize of lunch for three at top local restaurant Renaissance, which they can attend with a friend and a teacher from their school.

To book a place at the event for year 10 or 11 pupils (including those who are home schooled) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to apply for hospitality courses at Langley for this September visit www.windsor-forest.ac.uk.

 

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