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Royal Navy brings Ready-Steady-Cook to Northbrook College  

8 May 2024

Students at Northbrook College were put to the test by the Royal Navy recently.

On Wednesday (1 May), the Logistics Specialist Recruiting Team from the Royal Navy, visited hospitality & catering team at the college’s West Durrington campus to deliver an insightful cooking workshop. 

The workshops were designed to inform students on roles and teams within the Royal Navy.  

Ian Hutchinson, Leading Hand in the Royal Navy, said: “We give people the opportunity to see the Royal Navy out and about, as a lot of people still don’t actually know what the navy does, that we’re not just a fighting force.  

“We come into colleges as students are the age for recruitment, and we also want to give them the opportunity to see one of the many career options they have available.  

“The students were really good, there’s a lot of good and untapped potential. They had an image in their mind of what they wanted their food to look and taste like, all the food was full of flavour.   

“I would pay money for a meal like the ones the students made, it was that good”.  

The day began with a Catering Services presentation, which explained the roles within the team. It also provided students with information on career opportunities and service life in the Royal Navy.    

This was then followed by a Master Chef-style lesson where students were divided into equal teams and presented with a box of ingredients.  

Students were tasked with cooking a main dish and dessert dish, specifically Herb Risotto & Mini pavlova.  

Helena Thomas, Principal of Northbrook College and Worthing College, said “A big thank you to the Royal Navy for providing our students with such a fantastic and unique educational workshop. 

Events such as these give our students a real insight into what to expect once they graduate with us and gain employment in the industry.”