L20 Hotel School students work alongside renowned chef Aiden Byrne

March 25th, 2019

Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School recently welcomed acclaimed chef Aiden Byrne to their L20 Restaurant to work alongside students to produce a dazzling menu for 60 lucky guests.

Kirkby-born chef, Aiden Byrne first came to prominence when he was working at Adlard’s in Norwich, where at the age of 22 he became the youngest ever chef in the UK to win a Michelin star. Following this success, he went on to work at other Michelin-starred restaurants, alongside notable chefs such as Paul Rankin and Tom Aikens, before fully establishing his own identity as Head Chef at The Grill in the Dorchester Hotel in London.

He is now part owner of four restaurants including Restaurant MCR in Manchester and is due to open a new venture in Liverpool this year.

Chef Byrne and his team worked alongside L20 Hotel School students to prepare and serve a five-course menu which included; cured hand dived scallops, wholemeal sourdough with roasted chicken butter, Ribblesdale goats cheese flan, braised beef cheek with 18 year old Secretto ham and to finish, a rhubarb parfait with cardamom and orange.

L20 Hotel Student Rachel Miles from Bootle said:

“To get the opportunity to work with such a high-profile chef as Aiden Byrne was an incredible experience and one that I’ll never forget. We all learnt so much and working alongside Chef Bryne has really inspired me to keep aiming for my goal of becoming a top chef.”

Aiden Byrne said:

“What an absolutely fantastic evening. All of the students showed great skill and confidence and I’ve noticed some definite future stars of catering industry. What we’ve done here tonight is a real testament to what L20 Hotel School and Hugh Baird College are achieving – nurturing and developing the next generation of the hospitality workforce. It was a real honour to come and cook here today.”

To find out more about our L20 Hotel School Hospitality & Catering courses, visit www.hughbaird.ac.uk/hospitality

To find out more about Restaurant MCR, visit www.restaurantmcr.com

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