Catering students celebrate Black History Month with delicious food

October welcomes Black History Month, an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK.

To celebrate, Warrington & Vale Royal College’s Enrichment Coordinator, Bev Marriette, has planned a jam-packed week of events honouring African and Caribbean cultures and histories.

Today, Level 1 Hospitality & Catering students Caleb Lynch and Jordan Nichols prepared and served delicious samples of jambalaya and buttermilk fried jerk chicken wings to students passing through Warrington campus’ Crescent café.

Chef Lecturer Paul Ratcliffe, commented: “It’s important to educate students about African-American food and the rich history behind it. Food is the key that opens the door to explore a culture.”

Further Black History Month celebrations taking place at the college this week include an African dance showcase and an African mask making workshop.

Find out more about Black History Month, here.