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Open Lunchtime: (Term Time)
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Table Reservations 12pm – 1pm, Guests can stay until 3pm
Brasserie Open Tuesday and Thursday
Evenings (Term Time)
Escoffier Open Two Evenings (Term Time)
Wednesday, Thursday (Escoffier Room)
Table Reservations 6pm – 7pm, Guests can stay until 9pm
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Cooking up a career at Westminster Kingsway College
The Young Chefs’ Academy (YCA) was established at Westminster Kingsway College (WKC) in 2003. The programme’s aims were:
To provide school pupils with practical experience of cooking - often isn’t included in Food Technology and in a professional kitchen.
To highlight to teachers and careers teachers the value of engagement, pride and decision making in the learning process.
To equip young people with up-to-date career information about the industry through the chef teaching them.
These ambitions remain 16 years later and, in many ways, are more critical than ever. The imposition of the highly academic EBacc has limited subject choices for many students and especially in technical and creative subjects.
To demonstrate how the YCA influences how learners see themselves and their future careers, WKC has produced a short video. It tracks the journey of students who have attended the YCA. There are interviews with learners during the YCA graduation lunch, followed by former YCA students who are now in their first year of full-time study and finally we hear from graduating students who began at the YCA and are now about to embark on their careers.
Terry Tinton, Centre Director, said,
‘Unfortunately, 16 years later, schools who understand the value of vocational education in the hospitality industry after GCSE’s are still in the minority. Furthermore, we hear so much about graduates being unemployed or over-qualified in the jobs they are doing - this is not the case for the graduating chefs on our full-time courses because they all go on to have fulfilling and lucrative careers.’
The YCA’s Saturday School has been extremely influential, giving numerous young people a career to aspire to when they have done their GCSE’s. Since 2003, 900 young people have attended the YCA; 60% have progressed on to WKC’s Professional Chef Diploma. The college plans to build on the success of YCA and offer more new courses.
For futher details visit The Edge Foundation
Young Chefs' Academy
If you're 13-16 with an interest in cooking, our Young Chefs' Academy is a great way to get your career off to a flying start.
Watch Phoebe, Stephen, Stan and Cyan who are on the Academy. Ollie, Lauren and Nathan, were on the Academy last year and are now first year students on the College's Professional Chef Diploma. Zoe and Rick started at the Young Chefs' Academy and are now beginning their exciting careers as chefs.
Prefer that chargrilled taste on your steaks? Well the Brasserie kitchen has a new piece of equipment currently being installed. It’s called a “Josper Grill” and uses charcoal to cook the meats and fish, giving it that great smoky grilled barbeque taste making the meat juicy and succulent. We will be offering a wide variety of items to use on the grill so keep checking back for a new menu update.
Celebrate in style at the Brasserie, we can cater from tables of 8 up to 200 and we can tailor make your menu to suit your budget and needs. Whether it be a family get together, birthday, wedding, graduation or promotional event, we have a team of people and students that can make your event seamless and stress free.
Earlier this year in February we opened our restaurant and our brand new bar complete with cocktails devised by our students, a big gin list, draft ales and more. This is a great place to meet before you dine or just meeting friends and colleagues for that well deserved drink.