College students serve up tasty snacks for open dayBy Becky Barnes
February 06, 2013
Tasty grub was dished up at a college open day on Saturday after a panel of judges cast their votes on 12 snacks created by hospitality students.
A panel of ‘VIP tasters’, including Bracknell Forest Standard reporter Becky Barnes, sampled breakfast and lunch options made by the students and Star Café manager Chris Johnson at Bracknell and Wokingham College last Thursday.
One of the cooks, Tyrone House, 17, from Harmans Water, said: “It’s a bit of a competition between us and the kitchen staff downstairs.”
Creative treats ranged from courgette and chocolate muffins to a Quorn and hash brown slice, and the guests tucked into the snacks under the watchful eyes of the students who had slaved in the kitchen that morning.
Bracknell police inspector Jon Goosey, one of the judges, said: “The students clearly made a lot of effort preparing the food and there’s some food the college should be proud to put out for guests at the forthcoming event.”
A group of students from the college in Church Road also voted on the culinary delights.
Leoni Percy, hospitality lecturer, said: “Our students have really thrown themselves into this project and are thrilled to be able to use the skills they have learnt to help promote the college.”
At crunch time, breakfast turnovers and Quorn sausage breakfast swirls were top of breakfast choices and crustless cheese and bacon quiches trumped the lunch category, alongside oat and raisin cookies.
It was later revealed the breakfast winners were made by the students from the Star Café chef’s recipe, while the quiche was the student’s creation and the cookies were crafted by Chris.