Students hold afternoon tea for Southend Age Concern

South Essex College hospitality and catering students organised an afternoon tea as a special treat for guests from Southend Age Concern.

The students put their skills to the test and created a delicious spread of handmade sandwiches and cakes to welcome the visitors to the College’s Southend Waves Restaurant.

The group was tasked with hosting an event as part of their course and decided to use the opportunity as a way of bringing the younger and older generations together.

As well as creating and serving the fabulous spread, the students took time to mingle and share stories with the visitors throughout the event.

Head of Commercial Catering, Graeme Collie, said he was extremely proud of the students.

He said: “The event was fantastic and the students surpassed themselves with their talent and professionalism.

“It was lovely to see them engage with the visitors and share a sense of true community spirit.”

Peter McCamley from Southend Age Concern added: “Age Concern Southend was extremely honoured to be invited and enjoy such a lovely tea and afternoon with the students.”

The College’s Waves Restaurant is open to the public and offers a brasserie style lunch from Monday to Friday during term time, with a three course meal costing as little as £16 per person.

For more information email hospitality@southessex.ac.uk or call 01702 220590