Gordon Ramsay Praises Derby College Students

Gordon Ramsay pictured with student chefs at Derby College

Gordon Ramsay pictured with student chefs at Derby College

Photo credit: Derby Telegraph

Photo credit: Derby Telegraph

Photo credit: Matthew Jones

Photo credit: Derby Telegraph

Photo credit: Derby Telegraph

Students working in Derby College's training kitchen and restaurant received praise from celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, after serving a three-course dinner to celebrate the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon coming to Derby.

You have done a brilliant job tonight. Enjoy your days at college and you have obviously all got great careers ahead of you
— Gordon Ramsay

The pre-dinner event was also welcomed Formula 1 driver Jenson Button who, amongst the other 60 guests, was served a menu including french onion soup, baked camembert, duck, chicken and salmon. Puddings included brownies, fruit salad and lemon sorbet.

The students showed that the skills they have gained here at Derby College have prepared them for careers in the hospitality industry and it was wonderful to gain such great feedback from Gordon Ramsay who was a charming and complimentary guest at this prestigious event
— Mandie Stravino, Principal at Derby College

The triathlon, organised by Bondholder HUUB, followed on Sunday and was a huge success with the event now confirmed by Jenson himself to return to Derby next year.

It’s great to see there is so much sport in Derby and so much support for sport
— Jenson Button

Button praised Bondholder Derby City Council for its support in closing roads for the event route which comprised of swimming through the lake at Markeaton Park and running and cycling through the city centre.

Athletes were kept fuelled by Bondholder Cathedral Quarter Hotel with high protein and carb afternoon tea including a selection of finger sandwiches, soft boiled hens' eggs filled with lemon and chilli guacamole, mango and coconut flapjack bites and spiced carrot cake.