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Bradford College Plays Key Role at World Curry Festival

Bradford College Plays Key Role at World Curry Festival
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bradford College staff and students will be out in force in support of this year’s World Curry Festival being held in City Park, Bradford from 21-23 June 2013.

“We’re delighted to be involved in the World Curry Festival. It’s a great opportunity for our students to mix with professional chefs and gain real work experience, as well as showcasing their skills"

Hayley Lomas, Programme Manager, Hospitality and Travel

Much of the planning and co-ordination of the event, which will see the city transformed into a bazaar of restaurants, stalls and stages, was organised by the college which is a principal sponsor of the World Curry Festival.

But the College’s involvement doesn’t end there. Over the course of the three day event, the college will be running a series of Learn to Cook Curry Classes for budding curry cooks of all ages and Chef Lecturer Colin Burt and Trainer Assessor Andy Bray will be helping uphold Bradford’s claim to be the Curry Capital of the UK while cooking up a storm on the main stage. Students from the Hair and Beauty Aand Performing Arts faculties will also be showing off their finely honed talents.  The College’s Soul Band and Rickyband - both made up of BTEC and HND students - will be performing in Centenary Square from 6-8pm on Saturday evening. College students will also be assisting with security at the festival, while college ambassadors will be handing out information on the college’s upcoming open day on 27 June when prospective students can find out more about courses, receive careers advice and meet course tutors.

Hayley Lomas, Programme Manager of Hospitality and Travel at the college, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the World Curry Festival. It’s a great opportunity for our students to mix with professional chefs and gain real work experience, as well as showcasing their skills. It is an ideal way of introducing people to the wide range of opportunities in the hospitality industry.”

Highlights of the festival include the Curry Theatre where a team of talented chefs will reveal their unique approaches to cooking curry; a Chefs’ Table where chefs and curry connoisseurs will share their secrets and a Street Food Market full of flavours, delights and fun activities.