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The Longstore takes over training kitchens

Published: April 8, 2019

Cornwall College St Austell 16-18

Patrons of Cloisters Restaurant at Cornwall College enjoyed a three course dinner with Charlestown’s renowned Restaurant ‘The Longstore’ at the helm.

Former Student and now Head Chef of Longstore Restaurant, Will Spurgeon was back in the award winning Cloisters kitchen cooking alongside trainee chefs.

Longstore owner Mel Marquis & Manager Kim Yelland managed the front of house service alongside hospitality students and Clositers Restaurant Manager Matt Bird.

Kim said it was a brilliant opportunity and an amazing evening.

“We spaced out the bookings so we could train up the students through the evening to the Longstore way; we actually employ a couple of Cornwall College students already and they should all be really proud of themselves with the way the food service ran so smoothly,” she explained.

“We have an apprenticeship role available at the moment so we hope that we can continue to work with the College and introduce more students the Longstore experience.”

Some of the trainee chefs after the service talked to the customers at their tables to see what response they had from the menu; thankfully and to their relief it was all very positive!

Team Lead Steve Rudd said how much the team at the College has admired the success that the Longstore has had in Charlestown over the past couple of years.

“We’ve placed many students there on part time positions to supplement their learning and development,” he continued.

“They supported us at the start of the year with our hugely successful Industry Week at the St Austell Campus – this gave way to the idea of a Longstore pop up dining experience.

“It was amazing to see their staff working alongside our students here in our award winning restaurant and kitchens – we hope it will be the first of many.”

Keep an eye on the Cloisters Facebook page for more ‘pop up’ style dining experiences coming up this year.

For more information on the range of Professional Catering & Hospitality courses and Apprenticeships available at Cornwall College St Austell visit www.cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.

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