On Wednesday 25th September we were delighted to welcome Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar for the official opening of the new Global Kitchen. Over the summer catering staff and external contractors were busy working hard to give the refectory area a total transformation and provide a bright, comfy and welcoming space for new and returning students. The theme for the kitchen was global food which perfectly reflects the diversity of the College.
Our new chef Oliver has been doing a fantastic job since the start of term, fully embracing the theme with an ever changing selection of exciting menus.
It was fantastic to hear Atul speak to pupils and staff given his illustrious career at some of the UK’s top Indian restaurants. Atul has been at the forefront of changing how people perceive and experience Indian cuisine and indeed was the first ever Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, awarded in London in 2001 whilst he was at Tamarind.
Atul spoke very warmly and kindly to students and it was a real privilege to watch him unveil our new plaque marking the occasion.