Catering students had the chance to impress Royal Navy recruitment teams during an impromptu ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ challenge in the Northampton College kitchens.
With a 6,000 strong catering team serving its fleet of vessels across the world, the Royal Navy is a major employer in the hospitality sector and officers visited Booth Lane to speak to students about the possibility of a career at sea.
Level Three Hospitality & Catering students were given 75 minutes to come up with a two-course meal from a selection of random ingredients – working as a team to decide on flavour combinations and the overall look, texture and taste of their dishes.
They were able to choose from ingredients including chicken, pork belly, cauliflower, potatoes, eggs, cream cheese, chocolate, fresh berries, brioche and digestive biscuits.
Head of Catering, Phil Martin, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Royal Navy to College to talk to students about life on the high seas. They really brought it to life and sparked the imagination in our students. It was good to see them working together to come up with some fantastic dishes, showcasing their creativity and technical skills under pressure.”