Friday 11 May 2012
One of the UK's top Michelin starred chefs recently worked with students from the London School of Hospitality and Tourism to cook and serve an exquisite dinner.
John Campbell and his sous chef Olly Rose prepared the dinner with the University's second year BSC Culinary Arts Management students for a fundraising event that took place at the University's fine-dining restaurant Pillars on 26 April 2012.
Guests were alumni of the University and were treated to an elegant and delicious menu, which included terrine of ham hock and foie gras, lamb rump and kromeski and chocolate parfait.
During the evening first year BA Hospitality Management student provided front of house and were specially trained for the event which was ran in the style of a Michelin star restaurant.
Many of the guests expressed praise for the food and were amazed that students from the University had produced a menu of such high quality.
John Campbell was equally impressed with the students and how well they worked and produced the food to the high standards he expects.
Second year BSC Culinary Arts Management student Anna Gurowska said:
'Working with John Campbell was an eye opening experience. The time spent with him increased my motivation and confidence in pursuing a career within the culinary industry. Working under pressure alongside John Campbell, I gained more knowledge on the different ways to prepare and cook food. My time management skills also became more refined as I dedicated my time efficiently whilst multi-tasking within the kitchen.'
Commenting on the evening, Peter Pelham, Lecturer at the London School of Hospitality and Tourism, said:
'This was a truly unique experience for the students at the University as it gave them the opportunity to work with one of the most influential chefs in the UK.'