CATERING and hospitality students scooped awards at an end-of-year bash.
West Cheshire College held the ceremony at its Ellesmere Port campus to reward the students’ hard work and dedication.
Eleven hospitality and catering students were honoured during the evening celebrations for their outstanding commitment with awards for Most Overall Improvement Award, Apprentice of the Year and Work-Based Student of the Year.
Gemma Smith, 17, who won the Level 3 Food and Drink Service award, said: “I was delighted to win the award.
“The course is really good and I’ve learnt so much from it. The course covers all elements of food and drink service, including wine service etiquette and bar service, which will really help me when working in the industry.”
Conner Hall, 17, who won the Most Overall Improvement Award, said: “I think I won the award because I found the course hard at first and I did have a slow start. As I was struggling the tutors gave me a lot of advice which really helped me out.
“I was awarded a bread knife and a cook book for winning which I was thrilled about. Winning this award has been a big confidence boost for me and I will be continuing on to the Level 2 in hospitality and catering next year as I have enjoyed this year so much.”
Julie Hinde, hospitality and catering tutor, said: “We have organised these awards for the past six years to celebrate those who have excelled during the course and those who have made the biggest improvements.
“Our students really do get the best training and experience from being here. They work in real-life situations in a busy working kitchen preparing meals for guests to our fine dining restaurant The Dining Room and for events and functions catering for hundreds of people.”
Other students to receive awards included Amy Edwards, who won Work-based Student of the Year; Apprentice of the Year Tammy Hindley; and Owen Molyneux, who won Most Positive Contribution to the Vocational Academy of Hospitality and Catering.