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Gloucestershire College teams up with Tom Kerridge

23 September 2014

Gloucestershire College is excited to announce that its Catering School will host an exclusive evening with celebrity chef and former student, Tom Kerridge, as part of this year’s anticipated Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The invite-only event will take place in The Studio tent on Monday 6th October, and provide the Catering School with the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of not only its past students, but present and future ones too.

As a home-grown success story and star of the culinary world, Tom Kerridge will share with the audience his journey from earning his chef’s whites at Gloucestershire College, to two Michelin stars at his gastropub, The Hand & Flowers.

Not forgetting his countless television appearances on the Great British Menu, Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food, Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge and Saturday Kitchen, and recent GQ Chef of the Year Award.

The hour-long talk will include a Q&A session and book signing, with the audience being made up of past and current Catering students; leading chefs; local and regional media; schools; governors; and prestigious local businesses, from restaurants to hotels.

We’ll be encouraging guests to Tweet using #TomKGloscol, to give those unable to make it a taste of Tom’s exclusive talk.

Gareth Crwys-Williams, Gloucestershire College’s Head of School for Catering, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming such a renowned chef as Tom to this Cheltenham Literature Festival event. Working with industry leaders and local businesses is at the heart of what we do.

“Tom is a prime example of what I know each and every one of our Catering students is capable of achieving through studying at Gloucestershire College, the county’s leading Chef’s Training School.”

The College will be photographing and filming the event to share with staff, students and the general public at a later date.

If you’re an employer who would like to attend this event, contact Gloucestershire College’s Head of Communications, Michelle Cant, via Please note that guest list numbers are extremely limited.

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