Catering students get special awards

Brandon Milner and Gary Smedley serve canopes to guests at the Coasters Annual Presentation Evening
Brandon Milner and Gary Smedley serve canopes to guests at the Coasters Annual Presentation Evening
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FIVE students have received awards after completing their vocational training in catering.

Brandon Milner, Gary Smedley, Scott Jude and Connor Taylor were all presented with special awards while Macauley Jenkinson was named student of the year.

Gary Smedley receives his award from Scarborough Mayor Cllr John Blackburn

Gary Smedley receives his award from Scarborough Mayor Cllr John Blackburn

The youngsters, aged between 14 and 16, received their training at Coasters Cafe, in Westway, Eastfield.

The cafe, run by charity Seachange, provides vocational training for teenagers from a number of local schools including George Pindar Community Sports College, Raincliffe School, Filey School, St Augustine’s Roman Catholic School and Graham School.

Paula Truelove, training co-ordinator said, “All the students should be very proud of their achievements. They have grown in confidence and have gained skills they will take with them throughout their working lives.”

Ten students attended training during the current academic year and have learned food preparation, cooking and serving skills. They have also learned barista skills so that they are able to make the full range of hot drinks including lattes and cappuccinos.

Macauley Jenkinson receives the Student of the Year Award from Scarborough Mayor Cllr John Blackburn

Macauley Jenkinson receives the Student of the Year Award from Scarborough Mayor Cllr John Blackburn

Janet Harland, community food manager for Seachange, added: “The students have produced impressive portfolios including a work diary and photographs. It has been a pleasure working with them all over the last year.”

The special awards were sponsored by George Pindar Community Sports College, Yorkshire Coast College, Eastfield House, Seachange and Eastfield Residents’ Association.