My Kitchen Rules celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge paid a visit to star struck hospitality students at St John Bosco College, Engadine, recently, along with his friend, Chur Burger owner and Christian Brothers Lewisham alumnus Will Lovehill.
The students’ bashfulness soon wore off as the TV food judge took the Year 11 hospitality students through their tasting paces.
Colin offered students a hands-on lesson about balancing flavours, while also providing some sage advice about food trends and running a successful business.
The 4Fourteen chef and Banksia Bistro restaurateur encouraged students to “follow their passion” and to take advantage of all the industry resources around them.
A school staffer told The Catholic Weekly that students were excited to have the chefs at their school, and that the chefs’ unexpected pairing of blue cheese with white chocolate proved the big talking point of the day.
“The students and staff of Bosco College were very grateful to both chefs for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit them and impart some valuable food tips,” the staff member reported.
“This incursion is one that students will never forget in their gastronomic lives – it’s certainly not every day that one gets to meet high profile celebrities in a classroom.”
The morning was also a chance for the college to showcase its state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, which opened earlier this year.
The culinary visit was organised by one of the college’s enthusiastic and experienced hospitality teachers, Nita Panagio, whose motto to her students is, “Give everything you do your best, put your heart and soul into it, and you will always succeed.”