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City College Students Hungry for Knowledge at Wagamama
City College Plymouth hospitality and catering students have had the opportunity to get a taste for the industry with a visit to Wagamama in Royal William Yard.
The level 1 students filled not only their stomachs but their minds when they were invited to the popular restaurant for an insight into what it takes to run a successful food chain. After a talk about the beginnings of Wagamama, a tour of the kitchens and a cooking demonstration, the students got to try some of the Japanese inspired cuisine.
“Giving young people the opportunity to sample what the hospitality and catering industry has to offer is very important,” said Wagamama General Manager, Greg Hrechanyk. “Wagamama offers a whole range of jobs for professionals of all ages and entry levels, so it makes good sense to let the next workforce peek behind the curtain and see what it really takes to run a restaurant.
“We offer an Apprenticeship programme and strongly believe in making ties with the community, local schools and colleges. Inviting students like those from City College will hopefully create these relationships and give young people the opportunity to develop their careers.”
Hospitality services student, Keiran Crofts, said: “The service and the food were outstanding and the chef and manger were really interesting and professional. The visit to Wagamama built on what we are learning on our course and helped me to see what to expect when I enter the industry. I am hoping to do some work experience with Wagamama in the future.”
For those interested in pursuing a career in hospitality and catering, or learning more about the opportunities available at City College, there is an Open Day at Kings Road on Saturday 5 November 10.00am – 1.00pm. Visit our events page or call 01752 305300 for more information.