The Escoffier Room is named after the celebrated chef, Auguste Escoffier, who was one of the founders of Westminster Kingsway College. We follow the principles of Auguste Escoffier, combined with modern techniques and presentation. The weekly changing menu theme is designed, tested and cooked by our third-year students using seasonal ingredients and foods from across the world, further developing their skills.
At the front of house, our second year chef students are trained in the food and beverage service techniques that one would expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. Students follow the criteria set by our awarding organisation, City & Guilds, in helping them achieve the skills required to be a waiter, runner, sommelier, barista, and host. Additionally, they are given the opportunity to work at large events throughout London such as the Michelin Star Reveal and The Clink Charity Ball.
The Escoffier Room has themed weeks throughout the academic year, often coinciding with national celebrations – see the full schedule for 2023 here.