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Great Value Food

One 28th November 2013, I had the privilege of meeting with Roger King, Sector Manager for Engineering at Peterborough Regional College (PRC), an institution which greatly helped me to achieve National Certificates in Engineering between 1984 and 1989. (BTEC ONC) (BTEC HNC)

The reason for meeting Roger at PRC was to ask how best to give something back to the College? But ahead of meeting him, my friend Emma joined me for lunch at Parcs Restaurant.

Situated within the Campus, Parcs is staffed by College students from the hospitality and catering courses and the restaurant provides them with the perfect opportunity to not only present their cooking and service skills, but also to get valuable experience and direct feedback from genuine customers.

There and then I resolved to devise a way in which engineering students could gain similar valuable external experience and Customer feedback during their training and I’m sure I’ll publish more on that in the future, including subsequent work with Roger.

Emma and I really enjoyed our dining experience at Parcs Restaurant, partly due to the exacting professional standards achieved by the students, but also due to the frankly unbelievable value for money. Both the Menu and the tiny Bill are attached for reference.

Great selection including seasonal veg (such as Leeks).

Great selection including seasonal veg (such as Leeks).

Chicken Salad, Beef, Crumble with Custard.

Wonderful 3-Course lunch and a Small Glass of Red Wine, £9.00!