St Austell College Feedback

More than 10 professional catering & hospitality guests gave demos or workshop sessions at Cornwall College St Austell from industry professionals.

Enthusiastic students chose from a multitude of sessions over two days, in which they discovered more about the different career paths available to them after college; from working with coffee or wine to baking or butchery.

Team Lead, Steve Rudd said he could feel the rooms come “alive with enthusiasm of the demonstrators and students”.

“We added a cultural element this year with an authentic cooking demonstration from Punk Thai owner and expert fruit Carver Amy Nixon, who showed students how to make the famous Pad Thai dish,” he continued.

Amy said she loved working with the young chefs and was “so impressed we have offered them work on a Thai wedding function later on this year”.

Student Tom Payne said he’d felt particularly “inspired” and “uplifted” by the Punk Thai demo.

“It made me think of a change in direction to go for experience and maybe a job or apprenticeship there,”

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