Students take the lead on community initiative to bring Christmas cheer to the homeless

In In the Press, News, on the 26th, November 2015

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A pioneering new community initiative led by students at Darlington College will bring some Christmas cheer to homeless people in town this winter.

The College is leading the way to help clients at First Stop enjoy a Christmas to remember. 

Led by Catering Tutor Dawn Cobb-Neate, students will be taking part in a project which will see First Stop clients enjoy a Christmas lunch at the College, a lunch at Truffle Restaurant and a cooking demonstration by one of the catering students.

Dawn said the students relished the chance to work with community groups and make a difference, especially at Christmas.

Leba Drokka, a student from the VRQ 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery course, is going to host a cooking demonstration on cheap eating at First Stop and give clients some handy tips on cooking hearty, nutritious food on a budget.  

Ten clients from First Stop will then enjoy a complementary pampering session at the College’s beauty salon Elements before a festive lunch in the college Glasshouse restaurant. 

And finally students from the VRQ 1 Introduction to Diploma in Professional Cookery  and  VRQ 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery course at the College, will then have the chance to cook and serve a festive meal in  Truffle Restaurant on Grange Road, with resident head chef Matthew Robertson.

“This is a great opportunity for us to come together and make a real difference to people. We are very much looking forward to these events and I know our students are thrilled,” said Dawn.



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