A delicious dessert crafted by a former Barnfield College student was served at the Official British Olympic Launch Party recently.
Andrew Ditchfield, who studied Hospitality & Catering at the New Bedford Road campus, dished up a salted dark chocolate mousse with mango and passion fruit to 930 guests who paid £1,000 per ticket at the Royal Albert Hall.
Each table of 10 had an Olympian and Para-Olympian sitting with the party. Guests enjoyed entertainment from Gary Barlow, Will Young, Alfie Boe and Dermot O Leary.
Andrew is a pastry chef at the House of Commons and was one of the chefs in the English National Culinary Team who scooped 21 medals in the Culinary World Cup last year.
He attended Barnfield in the 1990s and recently returned to demonstrate the art of chocolate work to current catering students.
Barnfield Chief Executive Sir Peter Birkett said: “Andrew is obviously a master at his craft and it is fantastic that he is so highly regarded that he would be invited to showcase his skills at such a prestigious event.
“We are grateful to him for taking the time to share his experiences with our students and only hope he will visit us again soon for an update on his wonderful work.”
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