Last week we were proud to send sixteen GCSE Food students to work in partnership with the George Hotel in Lichfield.

Each year this event takes place as part of our own celebration of British Food Fortnight and allows students to gain invaluable experience of working within a professional hospitality environment.

Students spent the day working with the catering and front of house team at The George Hotel in Lichfield to produce a delicious three course dinner inspired by the British theme of the event. That evening students served their dinner to eighty parents, teachers and school governors in the delightful ‘Garrick Room’.

Throughout the event, students worked hard and learnt a great deal from the about professionalism from the very experienced staff at the George Hotel. The food was of an outstanding quality and students very quickly assumed the roll of attentive waiting on staff who were polite and hard-working throughout the evening.

During this event we took the opportunity to fundraise for ‘We Love Lichfield’ by holding a small raffle. Prizes were kindly donated by Arthur Price and we managed to raise £190 which will help support local charities. A huge thank you must go out to all of the guests who gave so generously that evening.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “Mark Santy and the whole team at The George Hotel are a fantastic partner for our school and their energy, enthusiasm and support really makes a difference to the lives of our students. This is such a wonderful opportunity and the best part is that we all get to eat the food produced. We cannot than The George enough for this wonderful event.”