Two New City College catering students have achieved success in the WorldSkills UK competition for Restaurant Service Foundation Skills.
Up against students from across the country, Matas Gestautas, pictured below, who is based at our Redbridge campus, was the overall winner, securing Gold and Bradley Jack, also based at Redbridge, was awarded third-placed Bronze.
They received their medals on December 14 from Deputy Principal Jacqueline Mitchell at the Rouge Restaurant, on the Redbridge campus in Chadwell Heath, where they are completing the Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality Services.
The competition is an opportunity for young people who may be aspiring to work in the Hospitality industry to showcase their talent and demonstrate their journey towards work-readiness.
After gaining the highest marks from the Restaurant Service Foundation Skills heats, both students qualified for the final, held on November 17. For their challenge, they had to set a ‘table for 2’ for an Armistice Day Afternoon Tea and decorate a centrepiece, all under the watchful eye of the judges online.