Myton School students get a taste of the hospitality industry - The Leamington Observer

Myton School students get a taste of the hospitality industry

FOOD students from Myton School in Warwick had their first taste of the hospitality industry.

Six pupils visited Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington to take part in the Root to Shoot programme.

Back in March, the students were invited to the hotel for a planting session and they recently returned to reap the rewards of their harvest.

They also got to learn more from the hotel team about the career opportunities in the hospitality sector.

The students were welcomed by general manager Josefine Blomqvist who shared her own experience, from starting at Mallory Court Hotel in 2005 before climbing the ranks and returning to the hotel as general manager in 2023.

Group estate manager Chris Holdsworth helped the students to harvest their previously planted carrots and learn more about the impact of weather, temperature and insects on growing produce for a professional kitchen.

Chris also discussed his work as a gardener.

The group went on to visit the hotel kitchen and used their freshly harvested produce to make soup, under the expert guidance of Mallory’s kitchen team, including commis chef Sam Bennett, once a former pupil of Myton School.

Colette Wedgbrow, the school’s career advisor, said: “It has been wonderful to collaborate with Mallory Court Hotel. Their informative Root to Shoot sessions gave our students a great opportunity to learn more about sustainability, the wider hospitality sector, and experience a working hotel.”


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