Professional cookery students from Cornwall College were given a taste of success at a recent pop-up culinary event, that saw them collaborating with Nathan Outlaw and his Michelin-starred team of chefs.

The students, all studying professional cookery and hospitality qualifications at the College’s St Austell site, hosted the fine dining experience to members of the public at Cloisters Restaurant, the student-run eatery on campus.

Some of Nathan Outlaw’s top chefs worked alongside the students to create a special gourmet experience including a three-course and petit fours menu. They included Pete Biggs, head chef at Outlaw’s New Road and Nathan’s right-hand man for nearly 20 years, as well as Jake Grove, who landed a job with Outlaw after studying at Cornwall College St Austell.

Nathan Outlaw praised the students for demonstrating “excellent cookery skills and great hospitality performance.”

This isn’t the first time Nathan and his team have visited Cornwall College, having hosted a similar pop-up fine dining event earlier this year.

Neve Walton, 17, from Bodmin has been studying the Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3 and did her work experience with the team at Outlaw’s New Road. Neve impressed the chefs so much, she gained a job working at the restaurant on the weekend, which she now balances alongside her college studies.