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1st February 2018

Members of Hull’s business, charity and media community gathered at Hull College to join CEO Michelle Swithenbank in an evening of celebration and acknowledgment of support.

In 2017, the Hull Daily Mail created a list of the region’s most influential people, celebrating the impressive achievements of everyone listed and their contribution the city. A large number of the people listed are major stakeholders of Hull College, who, in addition to the city, have provided considerable support to the college throughout the years.

Since becoming CEO of the group in June 2017, Michelle Swithenbank was also honoured in this list and felt it would be fitting to celebrate everyone’s achievements whilst thanking them for their continuous support.

The individuals in the list have helped shape this city into a leading light in the UK through innovation in business, charity endeavours and raising the profile throughout the media and the guests gathered together in the college’s training restaurant HU1 Riverside, to enjoy a 4 course meal cooked and served by their very own Catering and Hospitality students.

Guests including well known faces such as BBC Radio’s David Burns, HCC’s Jon Pywell, Anita Pace, members of Help for Heroes and Mellisa Ede enjoyed a starter of Home Cured Duck Soup, followed by a fish course of Toasted Sea bass, a main of delicious Pot Roast Chicken Breast, ending with an incredible dessert of Iced Clementine and Homemade Chocolates.

Michelle Swithenbank said, “Tonight has been a wonderful evening and it has been a privilege to welcome our guests to enjoy the meals expertly cooked and served by our Level 2 and 3 Culinary Skills students.”

“I myself was deeply honoured to be included in this list, given my relatively short time with the college and I am also very honoured to welcome many individuals from the list here tonight as well as many of our major stakeholders. I would also like to take this opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our senior leadership team, as well as all of the staff across the group. To be included in this list can only be attributed to their amazing hard work and support.”

“Hull College has enjoyed working alongside many of these people as stakeholders, and their continuous support of the education of our students is something we felt we needed to recognise.”

Ian Snedden, Curriculum Leader for Catering and Hospitality said, “Our students have been incredible tonight.”

“The training restaurant really helps them learn by providing a real world experience to build their skills in and events like tonight really do provide them with a unique experience. Both the cooks and front of house staff pulled out all the stops and many of the guests have commented that the quality of their food and service was on the same level as any fine dining venue.”

For more information on HU1 Riverside and to book a table visit their webpage here.