Catering and Hospitality students at New College Stamford celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with a chocolate-themed “Dine With a Difference” evening at their popular Gallery Restaurant.

Working with Master Chocolatier David Greenwood-Haigh from Coeur De Xocolat Ltd, talented students created and prepared the five course chocolate-themed menu using local and Fairtrade produce.

Lucy Wood, Senior Catering Technician at New College Stamford said “The evening was a great success and a fantastic experience for students to practice for gourmet dining whilst also supporting Fairtrade.”

Stamford Fairtrade Steering group raised an amazing £1,232.00 through ticket sales and raffles. New College Stamford raised an additional £340.00 through their suppliers. All proceeds this year will be going to the Haiti project and a local charity `Stamford Home Start’.

The event would not have been so successful without the generosity of local food and beverage suppliers. These included Stilton Butchers, Oliver Kay Produce (fresh fruit and veg), Eureka Produce (fresh fruit and veg), Thomas Ridley (dry goods and wine), Direct Seafood (fresh fish), Peterborough Dairies (dairy goods and eggs) and finally Coeur De Xocolate who provided the chocolate.

An example of the great relationships New College Stamford has with the community.

Find out more about the amazing training and courses available in Catering and Hospitality at New College Stamford at our Open Evening on Tuesday 15th March from 5pm to 8pm. If its great food at great prices you’re after book a table at The Gallery Restaurant on 01780 484340. View the menus here.

Chocolate Themed Dinner is a Huge Hit at Charity Fairtrade Fortnight Event

Chocolate Themed Dinner is a Huge Hit at Charity Fairtrade Fortnight Event

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