At a live ceremony in London, Cambridge Regional College received the exciting news that they had been awarded Catering College of the Year at the Public Sector Catering Awards 2021, one year after accepting the same award in a lockdown virtual ceremony.
Graham Taylor said, “It is a huge honour to receive this award for the second year running, particularly after such a challenging year. The national lockdown put a strain on the service industries however through innovative delivery and strong collaboration we have been able to provide the best possible experience to our students. We are delighted that this has been recognised, and we are looking ahead to the coming year where we expect to provide even greater opportunities to our learners as our campus café and restaurant
re-open to the public.”
The Public Sector Catering Awards celebrate organisations working in public sector catering, allocating awards across 18 categories. Cambridge Regional College featured as one of three UK colleges to be shortlisted for Catering College of the Year, alongside Edinburgh College and Eastleigh College.
Michelle Dowse, Deputy Principal, said, “A key priority for CRC is to ensure that our students are life, work and career ready. Our commercial catering outlets, a restaurant and a café, enable our students to hone their skills learned in lessons, so that they are equipped with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers want. The collaborative working between our curriculum and commercial teams certainly pays dividends for the students and employers in the region, and we are thrilled to have been recognised again for our work to enhance employability skills.”
Explore The Seasons restaurant at https://www.thepark-cambridge.co.uk. The restaurant is open to members of the public, providing learners with the opportunity to train and work in a real-life environment.
Find out more about studying Culinary Arts and Hospitality at CRC.