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College restaurant awarded AA rosette

The Manchester College hospitality and catering department has received three prestigious catering awards recognising the quality of their training restaurant and teaching qualifications.

‘Bistro East’, the College’s training restaurant based at their Openshaw Campus, has been awarded the AA College Rosette Accreditation. The AA Rosette is a well-known award in the Hospitality industry. The AA College Restaurant Award is judged by industry inspectors and looks at the whole dining experience – service, hospitality, venue and food.

During their visit to Bistro East, the inspectors commented it was “great to see training of chefs to understand the pressures and needs of the FOH [front of house] environment” and they received “a professional and structured service”. The inspectors were impressed with the food they were served, commenting it “would not have been out of place in a modern, higher-end restaurant”.

would not have been out of place in a modern, higher-end restaurant

The College hospitality department has also been awarded the Silver accreditation by People 1st. The accreditation is a stamp of approval from the industry, recognising the quality of training the students receive at the College.

The run of awards for the College continued at the recent PACE Awards, which celebrate the individuals, departments, schools, colleges and partnerships nationwide that have introduced outstanding learning initiatives or techniques in hospitality, training and development over the last 12 months. Glynn Mason, Department Head at The Manchester College, won the Environmental Sustainability award and also received a Highly Commended Certificate for the Work with Employers category.

Christine Kenyon, Vice Principal, The Manchester College, said: “To receive these awards is a fantastic achievement. The success is testament to the outstanding work of all our tutors and staff from the department, and could not be achieved without the hard work and commitment shown by our students.”