9th May 2016
Catering students at South Devon College will be taking over Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish restaurant in Brixham on 18th May. Students from Mitch’s academy will be showing off their seafood skills and talents by producing a menu specially created for the night. It will be a great chance for locals to enjoy and support young cooking talent in the Bay. Evening dinners are regularly cooked and hosted by students at the Horizons restaurant where Mitch oversees the chefs cooking one of his menus for 80 or more guests. Wines will be paired with the food by top sommelier Tim McLaughlin Green who supplies most of the wines to the Seahorse and Rockfish Restaurants.
College food director David Galpin said, “Having the “Seafood Academy” here at college is a massive privilege, our student’s professional development and employability is enhanced by working with Mitch and this team. As a college we continue to work closely with industry bodies and employers to develop our curriculum offer, and be proactive with industry needs working to keep South Devon College a principal training provider. Our student’s professional development is enhanced by working in Horizon’s restaurant, through partnering activities, local industry events and culinary competitions, achieving exceptional results and outstanding customer feedback.”
Mitch Tonks said, “South Devon College produces some really great talent, two of my top chefs were educated there and we have many more in training with us. These events are a great opportunity for the students to cook in a live restaurant environment and cook some great seafood for paying guests. It’s this sort of experience that really helps them into work after their education. I am really proud of the involvement that I and our business has with the college and look forward to a fabulous evening of seafood and wine prepared by tomorrow’s talent.”
The restaurant is now fully booked for the takeover evening to enquire about any cancellations call: 01803 850872