Budding chefs and hospitality professionals at Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Salisbury campus are preparing for their first service from a professional kitchen as the student-run Wessex Restaurant gets set to open for the first time this academic year.
The Wessex Restaurant is based at the College’s Salisbury campus on Southampton Road and is operated by students under the guidance of highly-trained professionals.
The restaurant runs a weekly lunch service from 11.45am to 1pm every Thursday, offering a delicious freshly-prepared three-course meal for £12. The first service of the new term is scheduled for Thursday 3rd November, with several bookings already in place.
Steve Lloyd, Deputy Head of Department for Hospitality at the College, said: “We are delighted to be opening the Wessex Restaurant at our Salisbury campus for the first time in the new academic year. We know that the restaurant is extremely popular with local residents and we look forward to welcoming our customers back in the coming weeks.
“Being able to cook and serve food to order for paying customers is a key aspect of students’ development and will best prepare them to start their careers in the industry.
“All of our menu items are, where possible, locally sourced and made from fresh ingredients, including produce from the College’s Lackham campus.”