Students cook for PIGS ladies’ night

February 6, 2018

Catering and Hospitality students created a fine dining experience for the Promotion of International Gastronomy Society (PIGS) ladies’ night on Friday 2 February.

PIGS banquets are an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience of a real-life prestigious event, and all ingredients are provided by the society to give students the chance to cook with high end foods.

Zac Hughes, who studies Craft and Catering Level 1, said: “This event attracts more attention to the College and definitely helps to support the Catering and Hospitality courses.

“It is completely different to what we do in lessons, this is more ‘fine dining’. It gives us the opportunity to present eight courses, which we would never normally do.”

Student Riko Stevenson said: “Doing an event like this gives us a chance to see what fine dining is like and helps us to think about what area we want to specialise in after College.”

Feedback from PIGS members proved that the students had cooked up a recipe for success.

PIGS member Sally Hudders said: “The PIGS is a men’s club but every now and then they let the ladies out!

“The whole idea is to give the students experience of producing a banquet which they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. It is an important experience for their future careers.”

Lesley Mariner said: “We love it being held at HSDC, it is a really impressive venue and has great facilities for the students to cook and present their food in.”

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