The Sidmouth College Catering and Hospitality Students hosted an evening for parents and teachers of the College at The Loft in Sidmouth on Thursday evening. The event contributed towards the Year 13 student’s final piece of coursework and was wholly organised by the students themselves, assisted by Year 12 students interested in gaining experience for their own event next year.
Diners were treated to a delicious array of canapés before tucking into a three-course menu with choices including broad bean and pea risotto with parmesan crisp, lasagne of roasted squash and wild mushrooms served with sage butter and fresh salad and strawberries with sable biscuits and orange and lemon syllabub. The meal was rounded off with coffee and petit fours.
This was the first collaboration the College has had with The Loft and the students and their teacher, Mrs Kirsch, are extremely grateful to owners John and Katrina Hort, who were brave enough to hand over use of their kitchen and restaurant for the evening and also gave invaluable support and guidance. The evening was a charitable event and the proceeds of £125 are being donated to Devon Air Ambulance.
Hospitality and Catering teacher Mrs Kirsch said, “The evening was a huge success and we had very positive feedback from all guests and from The Loft owners. I’m extremely proud of all of the students – they worked really hard and it certainly paid off. All of them thoroughly enjoyed the evening and have taken away some extremely valuable experience. The Year 12 students are now very much looking forward to hosting their own event next year.”
Comments from the diners included:
“Lovely food and lots of effort.”
“First class, just like being in a restaurant.”
“Excellent. The meal was superb.”
Well done to Year 13 students Joe Fowler, Ben West, Dani Gay, Lucy Quinn, Aimee Hunt and Mabel Cornwell and Year 12 students Alice Derryman, Sasha Cottam, Karl Main and Sam Woodward.