​Russian themed evening at Carshalton’s Nightingales restaurant

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Carshalton College hosted a Russian themed evening at our in house training restaurant, Nightingales, recently. The hospitality and catering students cooked a delicious five course menu for the Sutton Russian Circle.

Level 2 and Level 3 students gained experience of hosting and catering for events with students managing the restaurant and students preparing the following courses in the kitchen plus additional students are volunteering to help to gain experience.

>The Secretary of The Sutton Russian Circle sent a message of thanks following the evening

“Last night was a wonderful experience. We have nothing but praise for you and your young team. The meal, service, setting and atmosphere were so professional. Your ears must have been burning in the kitchen with all the praise being showered on you all! Thank you very much.

Everyone was very enthusiastic and keen to return next year. Hopefully it was useful for your students to prepare Russian dishes too.

All very best wishes and thank you again for your superb support for our evening, you in the kitchen and Sandra front of house, a first class team.”

The menu included
Pre starter; Borscht, with piroshky.
Smoked salmon with blini, sour cream and caviar.
Braised beef cheek (goulash) with stuffed cabbage and steamed potatoes.
Salmon coulibiac (vegetarian) option.
Dessert was Raspberry & fresh cream Pavlova followed by Russian tea cake and coffee.

Nightingales is Carshalton College’s on-site training restaurant. Meals are prepared and served by our enthusiastic students under the supervision of experienced chefs. The restaurant offers real hands on experience and is open to the public during term time for coffee mornings, lunch, dinner, functions and business events plus our special themed evenings.

Students are on a variety of courses including Certificates, Diplomas and City and Guilds qualifications in an Introduction to Hospitality, Food and Drink Service and Professional Cookery, and cover
Food preparation
Food hygiene
Health & Safety
Menu design & costings
Event planning and management
Restaurant floor service planning


Bookings can be made between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please contact Nightingales Restaurant on 0208 544 4433. Or go to website COLLEGE

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