An aspiring chef from South Thames College cooked up a three course storm to be crowned the winner of the district final of the Rotary Club's Junior Chef Challenge.
Held at our £5.7m Hospitality and Catering Academy which opened in September, the competition saw 17-year-old Mark Shields beat 11 other entrants to the top spot. He impressed the judges with his winning three course meal of asparagus with king prawn and a poached duck egg to start, followed by stuffed chicken breast with cous cous and salsa verde and a strawberry and lemon cheesecake with strawberry coulis.
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Creative industries students were treated to a talk from an experienced Hollywood Foley artist. LA-based Dawn Lunsford spoke to the lecture theatre via Skype on her 20 year career which has seen her work on blockbusters including Leonardo DiCaprio's Catch Me If You Can, the X Men series and Ocean's Eleven.
A creative interior design student has won the opportunity to have her work displayed in the shop window of a local diamond specialist.
26-year-old Rihab Souki was one of 13 design students from South Thames challenged to produce shop front designs for a family-run jewellers. Her romantic proposal featuring origami swans impressed Minar’s owner, Pravin Pattni, and was made into a large scale installation for Valentine’s Day.
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