9th July 2018

Hospitality and Catering students worked alongside seven local chefs for the annual Gala dinner at South Devon College’s fine-dining restaurant, Horizons.

Photo credit: Shot by Rob

Photo credit: Shot by Rob

Visitors were treated to a delectable menu comprising six courses of seafood followed by a mouth-watering dessert. The event was delivered in partnership with England’s Seafood Coast who set out to establish the English Riviera as an international seafood destination, inspired by Mitch Tonks and his celebration of local seafood with Brixham Fish Market at its heart.

Photo credit: Shot By Rob

The seven renowned chefs were; Simon Hulstone from The Elephant, Kirk Gosden from Rockfish, Ollie Ward from Hamiltons, Tom Ward from Rumour, Jordan Hatfield from Pier Point Restaurant Bar, Barry George from Cantina and Ashley Hamilton from The Curious Kitchen.

The event provided a fantastic opportunity for the students at South Devon College. During their studies, the students learn a broad range of practical, technical and theoretical skills linked with the dynamic Hospitality and Catering industry. Teaching and learning takes place in the commercially run Horizons restaurant and in fully equipped, industry standard kitchens. Students complete work experience placements to help them develop professionally in a real-life setting and many progress into an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

Photo credit: Shot By Rob

Photo credit: Shot By Rob

The Mitch Tonks Seafood Academy enhances the curriculum for full-time students and apprentices, providing a special focus on world-class fish dishes. Students have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch Tonks in masterclasses and host speciality dinners at the College’s Horizons restaurant. Students have previously had the opportunity to work alongside renowned, award-wining chefs and restaurateurs such as, Allam Shah Ullah, Ankar Biswas, Dipna Anand, Mark Hix, Mark Tilling, Michael Wignall, Mitch Tonks plus many more.

View the full photo album by Shot by Rob here

For more information about Hospitality and Catering courses email [email protected] or call 08000 380 123

For more information on England’s Seafood Coast visit their facebook page.


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