Chefs’ creations wows college students

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 June 2014

Catering students enjoy roadshow  by Chartnells Executive Chef, Andrew Walker, and Developmental Chef, Vince Carr.

Catering students enjoy roadshow by Chartnells Executive Chef, Andrew Walker, and Developmental Chef, Vince Carr.


BUBBLE-GUM sorbet, wild strawberries and champagne and pink grapefruit foam were a few of the gastronomic delights served by Michelin star chefs at Weston College.

Catering students were mesmerised by a two-hour roadshow given by Chartnells executive chef, Andrew Walker, and developmental chef, Vince Carr.

Andrew, who has cooked for Michelin-starred Marco Pierre White and globally-acclaimed Roux brothers, said: “We want to show students the wonders of molecular gastronomy where you can produce flavoured foam that is jaw-droppingly wonderful to taste.

“Alchemy has an important place in new cooking as much as basics. We don’t need to bow to French cuisine anymore. Being a chef is the greatest job in the world and we want to inspire the next generation.”

From September the college’s newly refurbished Grove Restaurant is taking bookings from the public for three-course lunches and dinners on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More from Weston Mercury


A couple’s home was raided while they were partying the night away at a police ball. The story featured in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago.

Read more

Work has begun on Weston’s £11million flagship food and drink centre, which is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area.

Read more
15 minutes ago

Weston stroke survivors could benefit from a ‘life-changing’ new rehabilitation programme.

Read more

Significant improvements to day-time operations at Weston General Hospital’s A&E have been recognised by health inspectors.

Read more

Indie rock band The Zutons will perform in Bristol next spring.

Read more

An action-packed superhero adventure comes to cinema screens next week, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see it.

Read more

The family of a Worle youngster have praised their son’s bravery after he won a Somerset Award.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists