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Reading College students share what they’d cook for the Clooneys

Catering learners talk about their delicious dinner ideas to BBC Radio Berkshire.

04 December 2018

BBC Radio Berkshire’s breakfast show broadcast live from Reading College on 4 December. Roving reporter Bridgitte Tetteh visited the college’s Kitchen Restaurant to ask professional cookery students what they’d cook for local residents George and Amal Clooney.

Delicious suggestions included duck in a red wine sauce, wagyu beef with wild mushroom  puree, and posh cheese on toast, for when the Clooneys’ guests Michelle Obama and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were tired of fine dining!

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When asked about what had inspired him to take up cookery, student Sam Stevens gave the surprising answer of the soup scene in the animated film ‘Ratatouille’. He said that he’d also enjoyed cooking with his gran when he was younger, and this year hopes to help make the family Christmas dinner.

Alex Warner, Acting Head of Campus, spoke about how Activate Learning supports students to develop the personal attributes they need to succeed in the workplace. He can recommend the venison from the college’s ‘Kitchen’ menu, but reporter Bridgitte enjoyed a rich dish from the restaurant’s Christmas menu – pan fried salmon with samphire and brown shrimp butter.

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You can listen to the interviews here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06r87qx

at these times:

20:42, 50:39, 1:42, 1:44, 2:18 and 2:55