Cambridgeshire school students to cook and serve Michelin star menu

Arthur Mellows Village College students set to impress with Phil Howard Michelin Star creations at November 20 public ‘Bistro Evening’ 

School students from Arthur Mellows Village College will be working with their school catering company Cucina Restaurants to cook and serve Michelin Star meal creations at a public Bistro Evening on Thursday November 20, 2014.

Working with school Head Chef Simon Pollendine of Cucina, the students will prepare and serve three Cucina dishes of their choice from ten ‘British Classics’ created by double Michelin Star chef Phil Howard of The Square Restaurant in Mayfair.

Set up by the College in conjunction with Cucina to provide an opportunity for students to work in a professional restaurant environment, this will be the 17th of the College's tri-annual bistro evenings which have been operating successfully for since 2009. 

Commenting on the event, organiser Sally Nash said: “The bistro evenings are always popular with the public - tables tend to get booked very quickly. This is a fantastic educational experience for the students involved, as well as a great dining experience for local people. The students gain invaluable experience working in a proper restaurant kitchen.”

School chef Simon Pollendine added: “This particular Bistro event will be a little more special, with students preparing Michelin dishes created for Cucina by one of the greatest living chefs – an amazing experience for any cook, let alone school students. Students will be working with me to cook the recipes created especially for us by one of my foodie heroes - Phil Howard of The Square in Mayfair.”

(Pictured: Cucina Head Chef Simon Pollendine with a student from Arthur Mellows Village College)

Notes for editors:

  • Cucina, the first school caterer to install high calibre chefs into school kitchens, operates 47 school restaurants across the UK, serving a wide range of daily meal options cooked on site from fresh, locally sourced ingredients:
  • The Cucina Bistro Evening is held tri-annually at Arthur Mellows Village College
  • Cucina Restaurants recently presented 10 British Classic dishes created by Michelin Star chef Phil Howard to more than 50,000 UK secondary school students.

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