International restaurant chain Wagamama cooked up a stir at Denton Community College last week.
Wagamama ran a careers session at the college for KS4 Hospitality and Catering students, with the students involved in a range of career activities and relishing the opportunity of cooking one of the dishes from Wagamama with a Wagamama chef.
Paula Arkinstall, Head of Technology at Denton Community College, said: “Within the technology department, we are always looking for ways to provide our students with new and exciting community opportunities.
“Giving students culturally inclusive, educational experiences; introducing students to as many positive role models and experiences is at the core of what we do. We are dedicated to helping generations learn about healthy eating and the hospitality and catering industry."
She said: “We hope that we can continue to strengthen our links with Wagamama and work with them in the near future.
“Our students came away from the session motivated and looking forward to enjoying the meal that they had prepared and many have expressed an interest in the amazing career prospects offered by Wagamama and of course the free food when you work for them! The generosity shown to our students by Wagamama was amazing and the students were incredibly appreciative.”
The students themselves were able to experiment with recipes from the Wagamama cook book they received.
Barbara Holness (H&C teacher) added: “This was an amazing experience for our amazing students.”
The session was part of a wider programme of work funded by Legal and General that is supporting young people to explore career opportunities in their local areas.
Images by Nigel Wood