Lunar Chinese New Year 2023 1Our Level 1 Professional Cookery students catered for the Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, serving East Asian dishes and treats.

Durham City celebrated the Year of the Rabbit in style, with entertainment, activities, and performances, as well as the delicious food prepared, cooked, and served by our students in Durham Old Town Hall on Saturday.

Paul Richardson, Course Tutor, commented:

“The students did an incredible job! We served 150 walnut cookies, 150 spring rolls and 80 rice dumplings, as well as over 200 tastings of the hot dishes.”

Lunar Chinese New Year 2023 2The students spent the days before the event preparing the food in the college’s industry standard training kitchen. From trays of walnut cookies and dumplings to crispy pork with sweet and sour noodles and stir-fried vegetables with noodles in black bean sauce, the chefs had their work cut out for them, but they stepped up to the challenge and cooked up a storm.

Alison Maynard, Deputy Principal at NCD, attended the event and enthused:

“I am delighted we could support the Chinese New Year celebrations with Durham County Council and Durham University. I knew our students would do a fantastic job. Delicious dishes and service with a smile.”

Si Chambers, Head of School, added:

“What a great day thanks to Paul and his students. They were brilliant, as always.”