Sarah Simons

FE excels as an entrée to culinary greatness

New award launched to celebrate the colleges that are cooking up a storm

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“Outstanding food and unbelievable value for money.”

“Fabulous food and exceptional service.”

“Wish I could go every day!”

These are just a few of the gushing TripAdvisor reviews for the Silver Plate, one of the newest additions to the Sheffield fine-dining scene. It may come as a surprise that a restaurant making such waves is staffed entirely by students. But it really shouldn’t.

The reputation of college catering schools is in rude health. Virtually all the big names you see cooking on television – from Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay to Tom Kerridge and Marcus Wareing – started out in ...

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