Student chefs net a place in seafood competition final

For the third year running, Sunderland College hosted the Young Seafood Chef of the Year national competition at City Bistro with students from the college earning a place in the grand final – a first for the college this year. The highly regarded event saw students travel from as far as Kendal College, North Lindsey … Continued

Catering students invited to cater for royalty for Pitch@Palace

Sunderland College catering students have recently catered for 400 people at the Pitch@Palace event in Newcastle. The college was originally approached by Sunderland Software City to cater for a Pitch@Palace event to be held in The Boiler Shop. The event involves inviting entrepreneurs ‘pitch’ their ideas to a panel of judges including HRH Prince Andrew, … Continued

Catering students visit Rhubarb Farm and Warehouse

Students from Sunderland College have recently visited Tomlinson Rhubarb in North Yorkshire with college supplier DeliFresh. The visit was arranged so that the college’s advanced level three professional chefs could look at the process of growing forced rhubarb. There was also the chance to visit one of the Rhubarb warehouses to look at the picking … Continued

Catering students create show-stopping crumpets

City Bistro and students at the college have recently teamed up with street food vendor ‘Krumpit’ to produce the perfect artisan crumpet for the local business. City Bistro were recently contacted by Krumpit to see how they could help with providing Artisan Crumpets for their vendor business. The catering team at City Bistro began to … Continued

College Students Host Annual Sunderland BiD Lunch

Catering and Hospitality students have recently hosted an annual three course lunch for the Sunderland Business Improvement District. The Sunderland BiD host a twice annual lunch for businesses across the city, students at City Bistro have catered on both occasions at City Bistro. Delegates are invited from across the North East to purchase tickets for … Continued

A Celebration of Seafood

Sunderland College students at City Bistro have recently been involved in hosting a Seafood Evening, inviting members of the public to enjoy an evening of fizz and fine dining. For £25.00 per head, diners were able to enjoy a three course menu including some popular favourites such as Chilli salt squid, a seafood platter and … Continued

Catering students take over hotel kitchen for culinary battle

Sunderland College students recently staged a takeover at Washington’s Holiday Inn and went head to head in a culinary battle. The catering students split into teams of two, to compete in creating their own three course menus under the watchful eye of the hotels head chef. The takeover helped to raise £160 in total for … Continued

College welcomes Brazilian students

Sunderland College welcomed a group of Brazilian students for an educational study and cultural placement. The 11 students, who are all studying degrees in hospitality or gastronomy in their native country, arrived at Sunderland College in January to complete an 11-week placement. During their time here, the Brazilian students studied with the College’s own students … Continued

Students improve their menu writing skills with DeliFresh

Catering Students have recently been involved in working with fresh produce supplier DeliFresh to find out more about how they can use vegetables in diets and cooking. DeliFresh supplied our City Campus with fruit, vegetables and herbs for the Level 3 VRQ Advanced Professional Chef students. The session they took part in was designed to … Continued