Stu­dents a-glazed at pas­try chef’s skills

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Cater­ing stu­dents have been get­ting some top class tips from a lead­ing pas­try chef. Damien Wager owns his own com­pany, Edi­ble Art Patis­serie Lim­ited and shared his skills with Bath Col­lege stu­dents. His desserts have gained great ac­claim and he now teaches oth­ers how to make his sig­na­ture ‘edi­ble fruits.’ And he was im­pressed by the stu­dents’ ea­ger­ness and will­ing­ness to learn. He said: “A vast ma­jor­ity of the stu­dents travel on av­er­age an hour to and from the col­lege on a daily ba­sis and that is por­trayed in their work ethic. The fa­cil­i­ties and work­ing en­vi­ron­ment ob­vi­ously war­rant that com­mit­ment each stu­dent has to at­tend Bath Col­lege.” He was full of praise for the whole cater­ing and hos­pi­tal­ity depart­ment, say­ing: “Each and ev­ery fac­ulty mem­ber I have en­coun­tered in the culi­nary depart­ment run the whole op­er­a­tion like a high end ho­tel, from the ladies who or­gan­ise and or­der in the sup­plies for the stores, right up to the lec­tur­ers who jug­gle prac­ti­cal, skills and the­ory lessons all in the same day. “This role isn’t for the faint hearted or the chef look­ing for an easy ride!” The stu­dents spent the day learn­ing some in­cred­i­ble dessert recipes in­clud­ing the stun­ning sug­ar­glazed fruit from Damien. Cater­ing lec­turer Steve By­wa­ter said: “Damien has been an in­spi­ra­tion to both stu­dents and staff in the six weeks he has been with us, a real treat to have a mas­ter­class type ex­pe­ri­ence for our stu­dents for this length of time, what an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity for learn­ing.”

The stu­dent’s fruit desserts made un­der Damien Wager’s tute­lage

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.