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Northbrook students bring the flavour on Burns Night

29 January 2024

Students, staff and members of the public came together at Northbrook College to celebrate Burns Night on Thursday 25 January.

Held at the college’s Arundel Restaurant at West Durrington campus, talented level 1, 2 and 3 hospitality and catering students banded together to serve a night of Scottish culinary delights.

Guests were treated to a four-course meal including cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, neeps and tatties, braised Highland beef steak with rumblethumps and a dessert known as cranachan all washed down with a dram of whisky.

The student-run restaurant became a hub of cultural exchange, bringing together flavours, traditions and the spirit of Scotland.

The evening was accompanied by a local piper, who welcomed guests on arrival and piped in the Haggis for the ceremony. After dinner the Arundel Restaurant was cleared and a dancefloor was created for a series of ceilidh dances!

Steve Cannell, Learning Lead for Hospitality & Catering at Northbrook College, said: “Burns Night at Northbrook College affords us an amazing and unique opportunity to deliver bespoke hospitality and catering lessons to a very specific client brief, giving the students a very realistic experience of preparing and delivering a large-scale event.”

The students catered for more than 90 members of the public, serving up five Haggis & six bottles of whisky!

Steve added: “We are extremely grateful to the Worthing & West Sussex Scottish society who have chosen Northbrook as their location to host Burns Night over a number of years.”

Well done to all students and staff for a wonderful evening in honour of Robert Burns!