A BISTRO at a boutique hotel in Grasmere staged a temporary takeover at Kendal College’s restaurant last month.

The Yan at Broadrayne Farm took over the kitchen on January 23 and treated current students to a day of learning, which culminated in a sell-out Kendal College X The Yan dinner for 45 paying guests in the evening.

Head Chef Will Manley, along with Sous Chef Sam Thomas and Business Manager, Georgina Keighley King, who are both Kendal College alumni, all helped bring the takeover together.

The Yan’s Operations Director Jess Manley and Facilities Manager, Pete King were also present and led Front of House students in the running of the restaurant.

The day provided students with valuable hand-on experience of working with a busy restaurant team and delivering a full menu in a real-life scenario.

Speaking after the event, Jess Manley said: “What a great day! We’re always on the lookout for brilliant people to join our team and we’re keen to nurture upcoming talent, so this was a perfect partnership for us.”

Yannick Lequitte, Chef Lecturer at Kendal College said: “Working in collaboration with the Yan has been an amazing experience for both students and staff.

“They brought with them a sample of dishes they are serving in their restaurant. The food was well received from our customers with some great feedback.”