Success on a Plate

1st December 2015

hlw Keeble Hawson's annual Rising Stars Awards has toasted the success of high-achieving catering students at Leeds City College.

This is the 4th consecutive year the law firm has hosted the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the college's Food Academy students and boost funds for St Gemma's Hospice. Top honours went to Peter Lyons and Harry Shearman from Leeds who joined Leeds City College straight from school and are studying for NVQs. The gifted pair were presented with trophies by managing partner, Paul Trudgill, at a drinks reception held at The Leeds Club and attended by business guests. Peter is working towards Level 3 of an NVQ in Professional Cookery and has a part time job at Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers in Allterton Bywater. Harry, who is studying for Level 2 of an NVQ in Professional Hospitality and works as a commis chef at a local restaurant, is seeking a permanent employment placement through the ISS Academy of Excellence which provides a bespoke training programme for students who are passionate about working in the catering and hospitality industry. Paul Trudgill said: -We have always been struck by the professionalism and quality of the college's Food Academy students at many events over the years and the Rising Stars awards are a way for us to publicly applaud and promote the efforts of all involved. Anton Scoones, head Chef at Leeds City College, commented: -Both young men have bright futures ahead of them and these honours validate their hard work, creativity and flair and attention to detail. The hlw Keeble Hawson annual awards event inspires all students to aim high. A business card draw during the event raised £825 for St Gemma's Hospice. Tracie Harrison, corporate fundraiser, said: -We are hugely grateful to hlw Keeble Hawson for once again making us the chosen charity for this fantastic occasion. The money raised will fund vital care for patients in greater Leeds who are living with incurable illnesses, as well as support for their families. It costs over £9 million to run the Hospice each year, so continued support such as this is vital. Rising-Stars-Peter Lyons and Harry Shearman with hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner Paul Trudgill

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