Apprentices demonstrate they are the perfect ingredient for businesses
Apprentices from across the county demonstrated their culinary skills on Cornwall College Business's stand at Cornwall's Expo West.
David Frame, apprentice from the Rose in Vale Country House Hotel in St Agnes, cooked mouth-watering Duck Livers in a Blue Cheese sauce served on homemade bread, along with baked Cornish Brie and homemade red onion marmalade pasties. David is currently undertaking an apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Level 2 at Cornwall College Camborne mentored by head chef Colin Hankins.
Ryan Perry, apprentice from the Hotel Bristol in Newquay, served up a delicate salmon, with mushrooms and leek lattice severed with a white wine sauce along with a mozzarella and mixed seasonal vegetable lattice. Ryan is mentored by Head Chef Paul Martin whilst undertaking his apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Level 2 at Cornwall College Camborne.
A team from St Austell Brewery headed up by Mike Easterbrook, Executive Chef Cornwall and Peter Hingston, Executive Chef Devon demonstrated a wide range of culinary delights.
Their two apprentices Catherine Jewell from the White Hart Hotel in St Austell and Max Venner from the Ship Inn at Pentewan were supported by Martin Hitchcock, Head Chef of the brewery's training academy the White Hart Hotel.
Catherine and Max are both enrolled on a brand new apprenticeship called Licenced Hospitality Certificate Level 2 BIIAB. This one year programme is jointly delivered by Cornwall College in partnership with St Austell Brewery.
James Staughton, Managing Director of St Austell Brewery said: "We recognise the vital role that training and apprenticeships play in helping people develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's environment."
Other demonstrations on the stand were given by Phil Oates trainer from Cornwall College Camborne and his students from Newquay Tretherras, Luisa Ead from Chough Bakery and Marian Johnson from Little Grey Cottage B&B.
"We are very proud of all of our apprentices," said CEO and Principal of Cornwall College Group, Dave Linnell. "Events like this not only highlight the passion and confidence apprentices have, it also showcases what an apprentice can do for a business bringing fresh ideas, drive and commitment to increase your business's bottom line.