Wednesday, 28th November 2018
RENOWNED chef turned up the heat for trainee cooks
A RENOWNED chef turned up the heat for trainee cooks as he helped them to prepare a Michelin star quality meal.
Sean, 27, a senior sous chef at the celebrated Black Swan in Oldstead, near Thirsk, tutored Level 2 and Level 3 catering students to create a nine course tasting menu for guests at the college’s Glasshouse Restaurant.
Sean, who left
Returning home, Sean took up a position at Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, before moving further afield to train at the fine dining restaurant Maaemo, in
Senior lecturer and Sean’s former
“It is so inspiring for our current Level 3 students to have a chef from a Michelin starred restaurant come in to work with them. We had so many Level 2 students who volunteered to help that I had to turn some of them down.
“Some of the processes that he has been showing them have been incredible and I have also been learning a few things from him myself.”
Also assisting in the preparation was ex
Ben, 22, of
“I jumped at the chance to work with Sean as it’s always great to learn new ways and techniques from the best chefs.”
The Glasshouse Restaurant experience was enhanced for diners by Sean’s girlfriend Sam Haigh, who runs front of house as restaurant manager at The Black Swan.
“You get to the point in life where it is really important to give something back,” said Sean.
“I got a great education at
“It has really reminded me of my early days coming back and the students have been amazing. It is always a bit nerve-wracking preparing for so many diners but I had total confidence in all of the students here to deliver on the night.”
Level 2 student Molly Webster, 18, of Leeming, added: “It has been amazing working with Sean I’ve learnt so much from him.
“He is a great teacher, really helpful and he takes the time to train and really explain things with a lot of patience.
“It’s so inspiring to learn from someone who started off in these kitchens and who has made it so far in the industry.”
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