The Fat Duck to help develop university hospitality course

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Three Michelin-starred Bray restaurant The Fat Duck is the latest restaurant to partner with the University of Plymouth's Hotel School to assist with the improvement of hospitality and cruise management courses.

As part of the new relationship, The Fat Duck will give students the opportunity to stage at the restaurant, as well as encouraging them to dialogue with staff through reciprocal visits to the restaurant and the university.

Heston Blumenthal's flagship will also help develop course content and assessments, which will hopefully mean students are prepared for the realities of the industry when they graduate. 

The Fat Duck is one of several prominent restaurants to partner with the university, joining the ranks of Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish and The Goring in London.

Mandy Aggett, Co-director of the Hotel School said the team were "thrilled" to welcome The Fat Duck on board, as it will help it "develop highly employable graduates and meet the needs of today’s industry."

Meanwhile a spokesperson for The Fat Duck, (in true cryptic form) said: 

“Evoking positive nostalgic moments for our guests is at the centre of what we do. To do this successfully, it will require a team of ever-searching perfectionists who really do question everything.

“Our Storytellers tell their own story as well as reigniting the guests’ own memories. Imagine biting into a dish and suddenly the emotions of eating a vinegar soaked chip on the beaches of Cornwall come flooding back. Or smelling the freshly fried batter from a batch of donuts wafting by your table and you are instantly transported back to the funfair.

“From immersing yourself into the world of coffee and wine to taking the guest’s experience to the next level by bringing in your own creativity and inspiration, the opportunities at The Fat Duck are truly endless.

“We are very much looking forward to embarking with the University of Plymouth Hotel School on a journey of wonderosity and discovery.”

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Editor 14th November 2019

The Fat Duck to help develop university hospitality course