Wren Kitchens donates equipment to students | Selby College
Skip to main content
Latest News

Wren Kitchens donates equipment to students

Tuesday 17 October 2023

Selby College’s Hospitality & Catering students are equipped for the academic year ahead following Wren Kitchens’ generous donation.

Each student has been gifted NEFF digital kitchen scales which will help them measure and weigh ingredients when preparing food and drinks.

In addition to being used in assessments, the students will also use the scales to create a range of dishes for the College’s onsite restaurant.

As part of their first assessment of the academic year, the students prepared a range of fruit and vegetable-based dishes. This included poached pear with fruit compote and Chantilly cream, stuffed baked tomato with mushroom and garlic and deep coated potato onion rings.

Poached Pears with fruit compote and Chantilly cream
Poached Pears with fruit compote and Chantilly cream

Wren Kitchens is the UK’s number one kitchen retailer based in Barton-upon-Humber and employ over 4,000 people throughout the UK.

Wren is not just about success in the kitchen retail sector, we take great pride in supporting local communities where we can. What better way to do this than support those that are training to make their careers within the kitchen environment. We wish Selby students every success in their development and are so pleased Wren was able to contribute to their training.

Debra Hutt, Head of PR at Wren Kitchens
Students using the digital NEFF scales
Students using the digital NEFF scales

We’re incredibly grateful to Wren Kitchens for their generous donation. Our students use digital scales in every element of their course, from practical assessments to preparing dishes for our onsite restaurant, so it’s vital that they each have their own set of scales to work from. They have already been using the scales to experiment with some new recipes, which we’re looking forward to introducing as part of our restaurant lunches and evenings throughout the year.

Adrian Dawes, Subject Lead for Hospitality & Catering at Selby College

Using the finest locally-sourced produce, the College’s onsite restaurant offers a range of delicious meals at competitive prices.

Recent meals on the menu have included Sauteeed Duck Breast Salad, Hake with Cockles and Mussels served in a White Wine Beurre Blanc and Chocolate Chip Steamed Suet Pudding with Chocolate Sauce.

The restaurant opens on Thursday lunch times and evenings throughout the academic year, which include a number of themed nights.

Christmas lunch will also be served during lunch hours on the following dates:

  • Thursday 7th December
  • Friday 8th December
  • Wednesday 13th December
  • Thursday 14th December
  • Friday 15th December

Selby College’s Hospitality & Catering department was also previously presented with Pearson’s Silver and Gold Teaching awards from its Further Education Team of the Year category and were selected as its National Team of the Year for the whole of the UK.

Learn more about the College's award-winning Hospitality & Catering department: Hospitality & Catering | Selby College

Find out more about the College’s on-site training restaurant: Restaurant | Selby College

Find out more about Wren Kitchens, at: