Nathan Outlaw delivers a Fish Master Class at Cornwall College

PUBLISHED: 10:41 28 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:42 28 February 2014

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World renowned and twice Michelin-starred chef, Nathan Outlaw, has been delivering a Fish Master Class at Cornwall College Camborne to some of the best chefs in the county.

Teams from the Falmouth Hotel, The Gurnards Head and The Fowey Hall Hotel are amongst others attending a four day course, headed up by Nathan. The delegates are learning to prepare a range of fish dishes using plaice, monkfish and lobster.

Nathan Outlaw, who has been awarded two Michelin Stars for the past four consecutive years, has been teaching some of his signature dishes: “We are surrounded by seafood and the course is all about extending the knowledge of these qualified chefs. We are working with Rob Wing, one of the finest fish merchants in the UK. He will demonstrate how to prepare the fish, then I will show how some of my dishes come together using a range of techniques. The whole point of this is to build confidence. Seafood is one of the things that chefs can shy away from because they are nervous about it. We are in Cornwall and it makes sense for local chefs to know everything about seafood, because it’s on their doorsteps, enabling them to serve it confidently in their own restaurants and hotels.”

Over the next three days Stewart Eddy from the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe, Nick Batten from Cornwall College and Mark Devonshire from Stein’s Seafood School will lead the training, which will cover four modules of an NVQ.

Curriculum Lead for Catering Stuart Mathieson said: “The Nathan Outlaw Fish Master Class is an opportunity for established and qualified chefs, in industry, to achieve a broad new skill set and qualifications. It is pretty unique to get a chef of Nathan’s calibre to head up an event like this, especially when one considers he is the only two Michelin-starred chef in the world with a fish restaurant.”

Amarjit Basi, Principal and Chief Executive of the Cornwall College Group said: “Working with a world renowned chef like Nathan Outlaw really does demonstrate our commitment to providing world class facilities and industry- leading training. We are here to support the growth of the local and regional economy. It is vital that we engage actively with employers to invest in skills by delivering training solutions that support the goals of the local community. This is an example of where the industry has called for a particular type of training and Cornwall College has delivered.”

Nathan added: “I’ve been involved with Cornwall College for at least 10 years and the facilities are just getting better and better, the refurbishment has brought everything up to date so if you are a young person wanting to learn about catering or you wanted to change careers, Cornwall College is the best place to do it.”

Plans are already being put in place for another Fish Master Class in May, for more information on that, or any of our catering courses visit www.cornwall.ac.uk

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