Teachers, parents and pupils enjoy Beijing visit

Students from Westminster Kingsway College have praised World City Links’ Traditional Thai Cuisine level 3 course at a leading university in central Bangkok.

Nine students recently completed the 40 hour course where they enjoyed unique demonstrations and talks delivered in English by expert University level tutors.

The students then practised producing the dishes and techniques they had just learnt in the specialist kitchens. Some of the dishes included the world famous Pad Thai noodles, Tom Yum Soup and Fish Soufflé.

The course was technically challenging for the students in particular the vegetable carving session and also the combination of tastes and herbs used. Cooking with unusual ingredients such as galangal, lemon grass, kaffir lime, fish sauce and different types of chilli peppers became second nature to the students during the week.

The students were also able to visit a local fish and vegetable market with the tutors and experience at first hand the Thai people’s love of food.

Third year student Alfie Piper said everyone was delighted to have taken part in the programme. He said: “We’ve had a great time and learnt loads. It’s been a great experience and something I will never forget.”

Fellow student Evie Moore added: “I loved my time in Thailand, I learnt so much and everyone was so helpful.”