Veterans enjoy free three-course meal cooked by students for Remembrance Day

PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 November 2018

The Veterans Lunch at Oaklands College's The Stables restaurant. Picture: Oaklands College

The Veterans Lunch at Oaklands College's The Stables restaurant. Picture: Oaklands College

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Veterans enjoyed a free three-course meal cooked by students this Armistice Day.

The Veterans Lunch at Oaklands College's The Stables restaurant. Picture: Oaklands CollegeThe Veterans Lunch at Oaklands College's The Stables restaurant. Picture: Oaklands College

Oaklands College welcomed 22 guests, including both veterans and current service men and women, to The Stables restaurant on November 8 for the Veterans Day Lunch.

It was held to commemorate Armistice Day 100 years ago.

The eatery, which is staffed by catering and hospitality students and lead by award-winning chefs, was also decorated with tributary pictures taken by photography students.

Head chef Martin West, who led the catering service, said; “As a college we take pleasure in supporting the local community. The event went incredibly well and the students who were on-hand were a glowing tribute to the college.”

The Veterans Lunch at Oaklands College's The Stables restaurant. Picture: Oaklands CollegeThe Veterans Lunch at Oaklands College's The Stables restaurant. Picture: Oaklands College

This inaugural event was overseen by Oaklands College’s head of estates and facilities John Hatchett, restaurant supervisor Ian Fitzgerald and former senior chef lecturer Paul Wood.

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