Restaurant breathes some fire into charity fundraising

Myths of the Dragon Event at the Escoffier restaurant

On February 1st the BTEC National in Hospitality Supervision (Year 2) team presented the Myths of the Dragon Event at the Escoffier restaurant at Bournemouth and Poole College’s Lansdowne campus. The students had to liaise with Andy Chu, make a gross profit of 60%, cook and serve, plus organise the teams and conduct planning meetings.  It tested both their team work and negotiating skills, which paid off as the event was a huge success and raised £217 for the Deaf Awareness and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The year 2 students were also supported by the year one team and the Specialised Chefs.

Former student Andy Chu was a guest Chef for the evening. Andy has made his name as a Chinese demonstration chef at big shows like the Ideal Home Exhibition, he is also the chairman of the Dragon School of the South promoting the cultural diversity of Lion and Dragon Dance. All the guests and students enjoyed the evening’s performance of a lion dance performed by the Dragon School of the South.

Guests were treated to a six course Chinese banquet including dishes such as Stuffed Mooli, Char Sui, Deep Fried Taro Dumpling, Forbidden City Chicken, A Tian Dian Sweet Platter and much more. The amazing menu, centered in this Chinese Year of the Dragon, was enjoyed by all.