Cambridge Regional College catering lecturer appears on live TV discussion panel

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Graham Taylor, QTLS Lecturer at Cambridge Regional College, was a guest on Spotlight on Channel S, talking at length about the upcoming ARTA Awards and the current state of training within the catering industry.

Channel S is a UK-based television channel targeting the British Bangladeshi community. One of the key topics on the recently broadcast edition of Spotlight was the soon to be decided Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards, an annual event that promotes and celebrates South Asian cuisine.

Cambridge Regional College (CRC) hired out their impressive catering facilities, in The Park, to the ARTA Awards in July for the Cambridge heat of the competition and Graham was included on the judging panel for the round. He has since helped judge other heats leading up to the awards night that will take place at The O2, InterContinental Hotel, London, on 30 September.

Graham believes the use of CRC catering facilities to assess the skills of some of the region’s best chef’s is testament to the facilities on offer, and evidence that the wider community, not just enrolled students, can benefit from the investments the college has made.

Graham said: “By opening our doors to professional establishments, Cambridge Regional College continues to succeed in its efforts to provide opportunity and training to the wider community. An academy for Asian chefs in the region is just one idea currently being discussed to promote learning to as many people as possible. We are delighted to have played a role in this year’s ARTA Awards and we look forward to supporting more projects like this in the future.”

Graham’s appearance on Channel S and role in the Cambridge heat of the ARTA Awards represents just one of many successes Cambridge Regional College has achieved in recent times. The college also played host to the Passion2Inspire finals earlier this year, staged a live on-air cooking competition with BBC Radio reporter Ben Stevenson, catered for 1000 people per day at Royal Ascot and most recently, saw catering and patisserie lecturer Katie Churchard reach the second heat of Channel 4 cooking show, Bake Off: The Professionals.

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