London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism hosts the fourth annual Goût de France at Pillars Restaurant

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The University of West London’s award-winning training restaurant, Pillars, was one of 3,000 restaurants globally to host the fourth Goût de France / Good France on 21 March 2018.

Goût de France / Good France is an international festival which promotes the excellence of French gastronomy. It is organised by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and French-born Michelin chef, Alain Ducasse. It is held on five continents in over 150 countries, with participating restaurants all providing a French menu on the same day.

The event at Pillars was attended by Julie Poirot, Deputy Agricultural Counsellor from the French Embassy and was co-hosted by UWL’s Pro-vice Chancellor, Joelle Fanghanel, and London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism (LGCHT) Dean, James Edmund.

LGCHT lecturer Nathan Vasanthan with chef trainers, Jonathon Bowers and Scott Perkins, designed the French menu, which was prepared, cooked and served by students from LGCHT courses, including Culinary Arts Management, Food and Professional Cookery, Events Management with Hospitality and VRQ (Vocationally-Related Qualification).

Commenting on the event, James Edmunds, Dean of the College said: ‘This is a unique opportunity for our students to showcase their talent and highlight the range of courses on offer here at the College. It is also a great learning opportunity for our students studying Culinary Arts and Hospitality degrees and is particularly valuable to all those who wish to pursue an international career.’