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Guest Book - Has been removed completely - I warned you above
Sorry for the lack of updates over
the last Year.
Since leaving college in August 2005, I
have been trying to find a Trainee Management Position in pubs
I felt that I would rather complete management training, while
gaining Management experience, rather than working my way up through
being a chef and then moving into Management. In the time since
leaving college, I have not found a company that I trust and have
worked for a few companies that don't provide training or just
want to use you. I am currently attending interviews and will
hopefully be finally finding what I am looking for in the next
I spent 5 months doing hotel Management
in Scotland for a company that I found to have a very dodgy background.
I received no training and just got on with running Duty Management
shifts at the hotels where the placed me. I spent most of my time
based at The Douglas Arms Hotel, in Castle Douglas. I was made
redundant from there after it was sold.
3rd year Thanet College
students stay in france for a week and attend a french college
Between Monday 27 June and Friday
1st July 2005 a selection of 3rd year Thanet College students
staid in France and attended a French college. By clicking
here will take you to a page containing a timetable with descriptions
of tasks completed and photos from this trip.
Gary Rhodes visit's
Thanet College to judge Junior Master Chef competition & enjoy's
meal prepared by 3rd year students, served in the college restaurant.
On Friday 3rd June 2005 Gary Rhodes
returned to Thanet college to judge the work of the Junior Master
During the day, after judging the dishes prepared by the competition,
he sat down in the college's restaurant, for a carefully produced
meal, which had been prepared by the 3rd year students.
3rd year Pastry students cater for Sank Ports ceremony
On Tuesday 12th April 2005 3rd
year patisserie students from Thanet College produced the plated
sweet, sugar displays, and petitfores for 300 people. The 300
people was celebrating the installation of a new Lord Warden of
the Sank Ports, replacing the queen mother. The plated sweet constisted
of a chocolate cone with a supprise centre, garnished with fresh
fruits, raspberry coulis and chocolate cigarets. The suagar displays
was produced from pastillage, and formed in the shape and colour
of the shield, and had the coat of arms carefully piped onto it.
The petitfores consisted of a mixture of, Fudge, nugartine, fondant
chocolates, and truffles, naturally all hand produced by us.
Gary Rhodes visits
Thanet College to Open new College Restaurant
On Friday 25th Febuary 2005 Gary
Rhodes came to officially open the new college restaurant.
For the ceremony the 3rd year chef's prepared savory and sweet
Towards the finish of the sweet canopies the pastry was visited
by a BBC film crew and during filming Gary Rhodes was led in.
The group took the opportunity to have a group photo in the new
pastry kitchen with Gary in it.
Guest book politeness
Would people please be careful
of the content they write, when signing the guest book!
My website space's company might object to some content.
I have now moved to a house opposite the back gates of my college
in Broadstairs. I have a really nice ensuite room and shared kitchen.
The house is owned by a really nice family and they have made
me feel very welcome.
I have returned to Thanet College to complete the 3rd year (NVQ
Level 3) Patisserie / Pastry & Level 2 Bakery.
Our college restaurant has been fully refurbished and is now open.
More information on Thanet College's restaurant can be obtained
from the college website: http://www.thanet.ac.uk/basiccolumnpage.asp?pageid=22