Budding chefs, bar-tenders and restaurant managers are gearing up to welcome back diners to West Nottinghamshire College’s Refined restaurant this autumn.
Learners who are studying professional cookery and hospitality and supervision leadership and food and beverage service, have been practicing their skills during the college’s first term, ready for opening to the public on Wednesday 2 November.
A range of new menus featuring seasonal produce and a new list of cocktails created by the students is waiting for diners to sample at the Derby Road-based facility, which is currently rated number 3 out of 119 restaurants in Mansfield, through TripAdvisor.
Online bookings are being taken through the website at www.refinedining.co.uk where the latest lunchtime, evening, themed dining and Christmas menus can be seen.
Hospitality and apprenticeship teacher Jo Wilson said: “Every group has worked hard this term to prepare their skills and the restaurant for our first diners.
“There’s been a wealth of creativity and enterprise and a definite growth in confidence and customer service skills. We’re really looking forward to our diners returning and enjoying more high-quality food and drinks.”
The restaurant is also adding to its repertoire the chance for members of the public to learn to cook in its selection of Saturday one-day courses, designed for those who may wish to progress their catering career.
Starting from £25 per person, people can learn to cook Japanese, Italian, French and Spanish food as well as patisserie delights, cakes, bread and more.
More details of the one-day courses can be found at Menus or by calling Jo Wilson on 01623 900344.