A former student turned professional chef returned to Furness College this week to inspire the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Cammy Lam-Choi, who studied catering and hospitality at the Channelside campus, helped the current students cook up a storm in the kitchen.
Now a patisserie chef at Storrs Hall, she drew on her Asian roots to showcase a range of dishes that were then served in the state-of-the-art restaurant.
Lorna Claridge said it was amazing to have an authentic Chinese book imparting her knowledge to the catering and hospitality students.
“Cammy is originally from Hong Kong and shared skills and tips with our students as well as her impressive understanding of flavourings.
“They made vegetable spring rolls from scratch, egg fried rice and a range of starters alongside an impressive Chinese buffet of chicken chow mein, salt and pepper tofu and red braised pork which members of the public could enjoy for just £8. The students loved it.”
Cammy successfully took up a role a commis chef at Lakeside Hotel after her studies before securing her current role. The students also served mandarin cheesecake and Hong Kong egg tarts for dessert.
Students serve food weekly in the state-of-the-art restaurant at the Channelside as part of their course.
The restaurant is open to external bookings and in the coming weeks there will be an American style lunch (9th February) and a Valentine’s Day Dinner (14th February). To book, contact: Lorna.Claridge@furness.ac.uk or call: 01229 844808.
If you are interested in studying catering and hospitality at Furness College applications are open now for a September start, visit: https://www.furnessapplications.co.uk/