East Kent College has played its part in helping all five of the county’s Michelin starred restaurants to retain their awards in the recently published 2014 Michelin Guide to the best eateries in the UK and Ireland.
After studying on the College’s Professional Cookery course, former students are now currently working at each of Kent’s five Michelin starred restaurants, plus a further three around the country, including Midsummer House in Cambridge, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall, and No.6 in Padstow.
Graham Razey, Principal at East Kent College, said: “This is another excellent example of how the College is producing the skills to help local businesses, and important industries, succeed in the county.
“It also sends a strong message to prospective students that the courses on offer at East Kent College are of such a quality that, when combined with hard work and talent, they improve the prospects of beginning a fulfilling career with the opportunity of going on and starting their own business.”
Professional Cookery is a longstanding course, and one that is synonymous with the College. The students, and staff, are actively engaged in local food and drink initiatives and industry experts such as The House of Commons chefs, Gary Rhodes, The Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane, MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace, and the world renowned Escoffier Foundation.”
Former students are currently working across Kent, including at Apicius at Cranbrook; the West House in Biddenden; The Sportsman gastro-pub at Seasalter; Thackeray’s in Tunbridge Wells, and The Chapter One restaurant at Locksbottom, near Bromley.