Catering and Hospitality News
Former student named VQ Intermediate Learner of the Year 2019
Former Gower College Swansea student Collette Gorvett has been named Intermediate Learner of the Year at the VQ Awards 2019.
Collette, who now works at The Ritz in London, joined Gower College Swansea in 2015 to study the Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery before progressing through to Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery, Kitchen and Larder.
GCS students take Gold, Silver and Bronze at WorldSkills!
Gower College Swansea students performed exceptionally well at the recent WorldSkills UK LIVE National Finals at Birmingham’s NEC.
Electronic Engineering student Jamie Skyrme took home a Gold Medal in the Industrial Electronics category after undertaking a challenging set of competition tasks including fault finding, electronic design, programming and prototyping.
Gold and glory for Team UK
Team UK – made up of the nation’s top young apprentices and students – has returned from the EuroSkills Finals in Budapest covered in precious medals and glory.
Among them is a former Catering and Hospitality student from Gower College Swansea.
Catering students prepare to represent Wales
Two Hospitality students from Gower College Swansea are set to represent Wales at the WorldSkills UK LIVE National Finals.
Paige Jones, who is on the Level 3 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Supervision course, and Paulina Skoczek, who is studying Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, will take part in the Restaurant Services Finals at Birmingham’s NEC in November.
Catering students treated to kitchen skills demo
New Catering and Hospitality students at Gower College Swansea were treated to a live demonstration as part of their induction
Former students Ben Adams and David Davies returned to the Tycoch kitchens to prepare chicken and chorizo terrine, sauté supreme of chicken with dauphinoise potatoes, butternut squash puree and panache of vegetables, followed by chocolate chartreuse mousse.
Lecturer guest of honour at bakery launch
Stephen Williams, Catering and Hospitality lecturer at Gower College Swansea, was guest of honour at the recent official opening of a brand new bakery in the city centre.
The Hong Kong Bakery on Brynymor Road is owned by Peter Wong, a former student at the College.
Elite skilled youngsters head to Budapest battle
The finest young skilled students from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have been selected to represent the UK at Europe’s most important and prestigious skills competition, it has been announced.
Among them is Gower College Swansea Hospitality student Collette Gorvett.
Another 5 star rating for College restaurant
Following an impromptu visit from Environmental Health in early March, Gower College Swansea is delighted to confirm that the Vanilla Pod restaurant and training kitchens at Tycoch have retained their food hygiene rating of 5.
All Wrapped Up!
Level 3 Patisserie students at Gower College Swansea have been very busy designing, icing and decorating the annual Christmas display piece.
Competition success for Catering and Hospitality students
Two Catering and Hospitality students from Gower College Swansea have earned places in the Worldskills UK Squad team, which could see them representing their country at the Worldskills World Final in Russia in 2019.
Level 3 student Collette Gorvett was recently ‘Highly Commended’ in the Restaurant Services competition at the Worldskills National Finals at Birmingham’s NEC.