World-renowned chef Albert Roux oversees dinner at west Suffolk College restaurant ‘Edmunds’

Michelin Star Chef Albert Roux with Courtney Holder

Michelin Star Chef Albert Roux with Courtney Holder - Credit: Gregg Brown

West Suffolk College has been honoured with a visit by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux OBE.

Former West Suffolk College student Toby Stuart.

Former West Suffolk College student Toby Stuart. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The chef and restaurateur Mr Roux was at the college, in Bury St Edmunds, yesterday where he hosted a masterclass with students from the hospitality and catering department, culminating in a five-course black tie dinner in the evening.

The dinner, titled An evening with Albert Roux, was cooked by students under the watchful guidance of Mr Roux and served by students training in front of house, with guests from the world of business, education and politics.

The 80-cover dinner was served in the college’s on-site training restaurant, Edmunds.

Director of hospitality, Mike Mulvihill, said it would be a “night to remember for both our students and guests alike”.

Lauren Warner and Charis Dines welcome diners

Lauren Warner and Charis Dines welcome diners - Credit: Gregg Brown


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“We are extremely grateful to Chef Roux and his team for giving up their time and knowledge to the next generation of chefs, and to our excellent local suppliers for supporting the event,” he said.

Mr Roux was accompanied by his hospitality consultant and ex-West Suffolk College student Toby Stuart.

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Mr Stuart, who attended the college between 1996 and 1998, is now responsible for overseeing all areas of kitchen management at Chez Roux properties and pop-up events.

Last night’s menu, which used produce from local suppliers including Elveden Estate, Sutton Hoo Chicken and Anglia Produce, had been devised by Mr Stuart to celebrate the best in Suffolk seasonal flavours.

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