£3.4M catering facility opened

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A new £3.4 million fine dining restaurant at Cornwall College Camborne has been officially opened alongside new state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons.

The facility, which incorporates Trevenson Restaurant and Koko Hair and Beauty, has been built following consultation and support from industry partners including Dairy Crest, In-toto Kitchens, Wing of St Mawes and Robert Welch Design, as well as £2 million from the European Regional Development Fund.

Stuart Mathieson, head of hospitality at Cornwall College Camborne, said: “This opening marks a major milestone and it is something we have been working towards for a number of years.

Trevenson opening

“Ensuring our students have access to a realistic and modern work environment is important, not only to the individual, but to the hospitality industry itself, because we can offer them not just a qualification, but real employability skills.

“This development further consolidates the enormous reputation that this site has locally, nationally and internationally for hospitality training.”

The site boasts a new demonstration theatre, modern teaching space, salon and restaurant.

Renowned chefs Pierre Koffmann and Nathan Outlaw carried out cookery demonstrations to the invited guests, including local business owners and members of the hospitality industry.

Koffmann said: “It has been a real honour to be involved in the opening of the new Trevenson Restaurant.  The facilities here are world class and that combined with brilliant teaching will only help to strengthen the food industry in Cornwall for the future.”