New catering classes will start later this year

Members of Brighouse Rest Centre are served dinner by work experience students at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High school annexe at The Maltings, Ovenden Wood'Pictured are chef Matthew Anderson, Robson Cartledge and Peter Eliot

Members of Brighouse Rest Centre are served dinner by work experience students at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High school annexe at The Maltings, Ovenden Wood'Pictured are chef Matthew Anderson, Robson Cartledge and Peter Eliot

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A new specialist catering course will begin later this year.

The Cooking School at Dean Clough has teamed up with The Maltings, which is part of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, to offer youngsters the chance to enroll on full time, professional catering courses from September.

Anthony Smith, Executive Headteacher of The Maltings as well as Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Cooking School and are able to offer the young people of Calderdale amazing facilities, access to professional chefs and develop our industry partnerships further.

“We look forward to welcoming students to both centres on the open days and to working with The Cooking School to train the chefs of tomorrow, today,” he said.

Ruth Robinson, Managing Director of Design Dimension Educational Trust, the charity behind The Cooking School at Dean Clough said: “This is an amazing opportunity for Calderdale and its younger generation.

“We are very proud of our state-of-the-art facilities at Dean Clough and of our highly skilled, experienced and inspirational chefs.

“With the opportunity of working in domestic and industrial kitchens and being exposed to real customers, the training offers fantastic opportunities for the students.

“We truly are excited to be working in partnership with The Maltings and for bringing professional catering opportunities back to Calderdale,” she said. There will be a a Taster Day on Thursday 19 April so that prospective students can visit both The Maltings and The Cooking School at Dean Clough to view the facilities and talk to professional chefs.

Transport between the sites is provided. To register your interest visit the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School website.