Renowned chef Sat Bains shared his recipe for career success with students at West Nottinghamshire College.
The two Michelin-starred chef took time out from judging a cookery competition hosted by the college to lend his unique insight into what it takes to succeed in the restaurant business.
Students studying on NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership and NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service courses quizzed the cook at a question and answer session.
Hospitality student Jazzmin Stupple, 19, from Shirebrook, said: “For someone like Sat Bains to come and speak to us was amazing. Getting his knowledge and experience of the catering industry and being able to ask him questions was a real privilege.”
Fellow student Elizabeth Browne, also 19, from Mansfield Woodhouse, said: “We were able to ask Sat anything we wanted about the industry and he gave us his honest answers. Hearing his story of success has given me the confidence to apply for jobs in establishments I may not have otherwise considered.”
During his visit, Sat praised the college’s approach to preparing students for the world of work by giving them real-life industry experience in its restaurant- Refined.
He said: “The students are doing real work associated with running a restaurant – from front and back-of-house, to meeting customer demands – which is getting them ready for when they leave college. T
“The restaurant is fantastic and the kitchen has all the equipment that students need, which really allows them to shine. It’s one of the best approaches to training you can take.”