A host of young students have earned a place on the Young Chef Academy course at Westminster Kingsway College after receiving support from the Geoffrey Harrison Foundation.
The 10-week Saturday cookery course has been hailed as the starting point for many of the prestigious college's future chefs, and welcomes students aged 13-15. It teaches key culinary skills and ideas, culminating in a graduation lunch cooked by the students and attended by parents, family and supporters.
Many of those who complete the course then go on to apply for the Professional Chef Diploma or other hospitality courses at the college.
Gary Hunter, head of faculty for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, said: "We are so appreciative of the support from the Geoffrey Harrison Foundation for our Young Chef Academy students. Every graduation is supported by a representative from the foundation and we value this partnership and hands-on approach that they undertake."
Geoffrey Harrison added: "All of us at the foundation are immensely proud to be able to support the Young Chef Academy. Attracting new talent into the catering and hospitality industry is vital to its continued growth and the academy is doing just that."
The Geoffrey Harrison foundation seeks to advance hospitality education and to help young people develop their skills and maturity within the workplace.