Wisbech students get a taste of the high life on a visit to the Goring Hotel, London
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A behind-the-scenes tour of a luxury London hotel has been laid on for pupils studying food at Wisbech Grammar School.
During an annual visit to The Goring Hotel in the capital city’s Belgravia district, nine pupils, accompanied by two teachers, visited the archive room where they were treated to a talk by human resources assistant Rachel Hammond on how a top-level hospitality business runs.
A tour of the last grand hotel of the Edwardian era included a glimpse of the exclusive Belgravia Suite, which attracts guests paying £2,500 a night for a room with no breakfast. In the kitchen they met executive chef Shay Cooper and saw part of the lunchtime serve.
Later, at London’s most renowned wholesale and retail food market, Borough Market, in Southwark, they viewed the variety of produce and noted food trends, as well as dropping into Neal’s Yard Dairy farm cheese shop.
Head of food and nutrition Mrs Alison Sloan said: “We were privileged to be able to see behind the scenes of a top London hotel, and the vibrancy of the market really shows the food trends that are happening at the moment.”