To celebrate the first six months of the Spirit Fund, Head of Food Technology and Hospitality, Mr. Chris Lord and the BTEC students hosted a three course luxury dining experience. There guests, school council members, senior staff from the ESF and  alumni.

The students spent time working on the menu themselves based on skills they have developed throughout their BTEC Hospitality course this year and working in small brigades in the kitchen. They were assisted by professional chef in the making Nitin Hiranandani who is studying at Wales and Johnson University in Rhode Island and Trainee hotel manager at Les Roches University Alvin Koo, both Island School alumni.

Robert Gibson Chairman of the School Council said. “The food was exceptional and students showed some amazing skill.”

Following their lunch time serving students then cooked for teachers after school in a second seating totaling more than 100 covers in the day.

One of teh BTEC students said: “Tuesday was the first time I have spent the whole day cooking. It was fun, we were on our feet all day and there was pressure to get it right but Nitin ran the operation like a professional kitchen shouting times and food order so all the food was perfect and hot. It was a really good experience.”


The menu was


Broccoli Soup with garlic and cheese crouton

Seared Scallops with  Peas and Bacon

Beetroot and Feta Salad


Confit duck leg with flageolet ragoût and celeriac mash

Pan fried salmon with sauce vierge and puffed quinoa

Butternut Squash Risotto with parmesan crisp



Earl Grey Panna cotta with shortbread biscuit

Chocolate Orange Profiteroles

Churros with Peach Coulis


The Chefs were

Aurora Fenwick, Cade Weathington,, Phoebe Gilbert,,Victor Martin, Finn Luke, Jacqueline Kim, Sophia Henderson Hall, Sorbie Ku, George Taffs, Justin Dael, Tristan Hannafor, with Claudia Lau (IB student )running the desserts with Raena Lau and Darcy Horne


The Waitresses all volunteered from Mr Lord’s Y10 GCSE class and were very professional, so a big thanks yo them, Natalie Leung, Natasha Wang, Momoka Sugaya, Chiara Dadamo, Jennifer Frawley Alyssa Harries, Chloe Chau, Adeline Tam and Brita Cheng.


Already looking forward to next years!

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  1. Jez Rowson June 16, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    It looks absolutely fabulous – I would have definitely have signed up if I was there, but would have struggled to know what to order! You have all done a fantastic job.

    • Chris Lord June 22, 2016 at 1:47 am - Reply

      Cheers Rowson.Hope you’re enjoying a quieter life

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