New Covent Garden Market has partnered with Westminster Kingsway College to launch seasonal menus across its two restaurants using the market's fruit and vegetables.
The vegetarian dishes, unveiled last week, will feature on both the Brasserie and fine dining Escoffier restaurants. Each menu will be completely vegetarian and refreshed on a weekly basis, in line with seasonal availability.
The college students will use fruit and vegetables from the market, whose traders supply Michelin-starred restaurants across the capital, which will give them access to produce from wholesalers such as DDP and Wild Harvest.
Rebecca Barrett, head of strategy, partnerships and communications at Covent Garden Market Authority, said: "We have a longstanding relationship with the college and each year welcome the students to the market to experience the world behind the fresh produce they cook with. We're thrilled to be building on this partnership with the launch of the New Covent Garden Market menu and we hope the students enjoy learning new skills with the very best of British produce at their fingertips."
Jose Souto, chef-lecturer in culinary arts at Westminster Kingsway College, added: "The students hugely value having access to the array of fruit and veg from New Covent Garden Market and the launch of the new menu will give them increased access to, and understanding of, the very best seasonal produce out there.
"Great quality seasonal produce has the power to truly elevate the taste and presentation of a dish and we're looking forward to welcoming back diners and introducing them to the New Covent Garden Market Menu."