London South East Colleges' student-led BR6 restaurant is the first college restaurant in London to be awarded a Highly Commended AA Rosette and a People 1st Gold Accreditation.
The AA College Rosette Scheme recognises college restaurants for the quality of food they produce and the level of service delivered. Qualified AA hotel and restaurant inspectors carry out the visits and BR6 impressed in all areas of service, hospitality and kitchen management.
Colleges can only apply for an AA College Rosette if they have achieved People 1st Accreditation. The college's Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College was awarded the Gold standard, recognising its excellent training programmes and links with employers.
BR6 opened in 2015, the centrepiece of London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College. Work began on Phase two of the development late last year and the BR6 Bakehouse opened in April, marked with a special visit from Bake Off host Prue Leith.
Gary Farrelly, Director of Career College, Hospitality Food and Enterprise, said: "This award is testament to the incredibly hard work put in by students and staff here at BR6 Restaurant over the past two years. It has gone from strength to strength, topping the local Trip Advisor ratings and being consistently booked out for every service.
“The AA College Rosette recognises not only the high standard or food and service but also the quality of training we are offering the future generation of chefs and restauranteurs. Under the watchful eye of our executive head chef, Jason Main, our students are getting first class training in a real life, high quality restaurant which is of benefit to them and the expanding hospitality industry as a whole.”
Membership Operations Manager at People 1st, Andy Doyle, adds: “The People 1st accreditation system recognises and celebrates excellence in the delivery of training and qualifications, and brings together employers and providers in partnership to help raise the professionalism of the hospitality industry.
"As a flag bearer for excellence in training delivery within our industry, London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College‘s ability to produce well trained, well rounded and work ready individuals will ensure that we continue to grow as a sector.
"I offer my congratulations to both students and staff at the college on receiving these prestigious accolades. BR6 is an outstanding venture and I wish you all the very best going forward.”
London South East Colleges offers a range of courses within its Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College from Level 1 to a BA (hons) degree in Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship (new for September 2017).
If you think you have what it takes to become a professional chef or build a successful career in the hospitality and catering industries, we’d like to hear from you. We have a great range of courses to get you started. Come along to one of our Open Events.