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Bath College is partnering with Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa for an evening of foodie delights, offering diners a unique chance to sample dishes created by award-winning chef Hywel Jones.

Hywel, Executive Chef at the five-star country house hotel near Bath, is stepping out of his Michelin-starred kitchen to work with hospitality and catering students at Bath College on Thursday November 16.

Under his guidance, students will prepare a delicious four-course menu. The evening will be supported by Chris Kidd, Restaurant Manager at Lucknam Park, who will keep a close eye on front of house.

In the kitchens at Bath College, photo by Philip Edwards

Bath college is excited to be working with Lucknam Park as part of the Bath Hotel and Restaurant School, set up to link students at the college with leaders in the South West hospitality and catering industry.

A number of students have progressed to work at the hotel and spa after finishing their course, including Bath College alumni Stephen Cunningham, Natalie Knight, Leon Parsons and Connor Gale.

Chris, who also supports students with work experience, said: “I see the students at Bath College as possible future employees and we need to make sure they are inspired to work for Lucknam Park when they graduate.

Chris Kidd with Bath College students Connor Gale and Lucy Fry

“It’s important for me to put back into the industry. I always hear how there is a skills shortage in hospitality, and I believe we’re partly responsible for improving this and developing young people.”

Ryan Hanson, Deputy Head for Hospitality and Catering at Bath College, said: “Working with Hywel and Chris is always a thrill for the students.

“It’s a great opportunity to be involved at the sharp end with top professionals and feel the pressure that comes with carrying a Michelin star.

“It will be a chance for them to be inspired, to demonstrate their mettle, skills and abilities. Who knows, they may end up working at Lucknam Park like some of our alumni.”

The meal is taking place at Bath College’s Shrubbery Restaurant in the centre of Bath on Avon Street. Tickets are on sale and cost £50 per head.

Please arrive between 6.30pm and 6.45pm. To book call (01225) 328502 or e-mail shrubberyrestaurant@bathcollege.ac.uk


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