College wins Award for Hospitality Skills Drive

Cambridge Regional College named catering college of the year for second year running

‘We are thrilled to have been recognised again for our work to enhance employability skills.’

At a live ceremony in London, Cambridge Regional College received news that they it had been awarded catering college of the year at the public sector catering awards 2021, one year after accepting the same award in a virtual ceremony during lockdown.

Graham Taylor said: “It is a huge honour to receive this award for the second year running, particularly after such a challenging year.

“The national lockdown put a strain on the service industries, however, through innovative delivery and strong collaboration we have been able to provide the best possible experience to our students.

“We are delighted that this has been recognised and we are looking ahead to the coming year where we expect to provide even greater opportunities to our learners as our campus café and restaurant reopen to the public.”

The public sector catering awards celebrates organisations working in catering, allocating awards across 18 categories. Cambridge Regional College featured as one of three UK colleges to be shortlisted for catering college of the year, alongside Edinburgh College and Eastleigh College.

Michelle Dowse, deputy principal, said: “A key priority for CRC is to ensure that our students are life, work and career ready.  Our commercial catering outlets, a restaurant and a café, enable our students to hone their skills learned in lessons, so that they are equipped with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers want.

“The collaborative working between our curriculum and commercial teams certainly pays dividends for the students and employers in the region and we are thrilled to have been recognised again for our work to enhance employability skills.”

The original version of this article was first published on In Your Area 

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