Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager stepped into the kitchen with students in Leeds
The well-known chef and author visited Leeds City College’s new Printworks Campus for a special masterclass with catering and hospitality students.
Rosemary helped the budding young chefs prepare a number of different dishes, which were served to an invited audience of students, staff and industry employers.
The chef’s visit marked the official opening of the on-site commercial restaurant The Food Academy at Printworks and a plaque was also unveiled to celebrate the occasion.
The new campus is on the site of the former Alf Cooke’s Printworks at the junction of Black Bull Street and Hunslet Road.
It includes training kitchens, bakery and butchery teaching facilities, a commercial training restaurant, deli, hair and beauty teaching facilities, commercial salons, a refectory, library and student services.
Speaking about the new Printworks campus, Leeds City College principal, Peter Roberts, said: “This is another momentous day for Leeds City College, staff and students, and we are delighted to be starting a new academic year with the offer of high quality facilities which are modern, fit for purpose, and to industry standard.”
He added: “The opening of what is the second new campus in three years, following the opening of Keighley Campus in 2010, demonstrates the college’s commitment to providing learning and teaching facilities which are among the best in the country.”
Today, Patrick Cameron, a global educator in hairdressing artistry, will open the Inkwell Hair and Beauty Spa at the college’s on-site commercial hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapy salons.
The college plans to further develop its estate over 10 years.