Michelin-starred chefs head to St Helens

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Three world renowned, Michelin-starred chefs are coming to St Helens College to provide students with a taste of life as a culinary star.

Steven Doherty, James Holden and Matt Nugent will grace the kitchens of the College’s fully operational, training restaurant, Colours.

Students from the college’s catering and hospitality courses at the college will join the chefs in the kitchen to produce and deliver a menu of locally-sourced produce.

The special event will take place on Friday, January 29 at 7pm.

Steven is famed for his work at Le Gavroche with Albert Roux and being the first British person to be Head Chef of a three-Michelin star restaurant in England.

Both James and Matt have spent time in several Michelin starred kitchens. James has worked at some of the world’s finest hotels including The Savoy in London and Gleaneagles in Scotland and Matt has spent time working for Hilton Hotels and Heathcotes Restaurant.

Terry Lavin, head of hospitality and tourism, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome Steven, James and Matt into the kitchens of Colours.

“Working alongside such prestigious chefs will certainly inspire and motivate our ambitious students for careers in this exciting, growing industry.

“The Guest Chef Dinner at Colours Restaurant will give the students a real taste of working alongside a Michelin star chef and gives them an insight of what they could go on to do. I am sure our diners will be astounded by the food on the evening.”

This event is the first of several Guest Chef dinners that will take place this year as St Helens College welcomes a host of world acclaimed chefs, providing valuable work experience for our students helping them to gain a greater understanding of working in a fine dining setting.