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Gloucestershire’s Finest returns with The Feathered Nest at Food Central

12 March 2015

Following a sold-out launch dinner, the popular Gloucestershire’s Finest series returns to Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham Campus on Monday 23 March with The Feathered Nest at Food Central.

Situated just over the county border, The Feathered Nest Country Inn is headed up by three AA Rosette award-winning chef, Kuba Winkowski, and is renowned for its modern menu of fine British food, made using locally-sourced and seasonal produce.

Kuba will be bringing his brigade of skilled chefs to the county‘s top chef’s training school at Gloucestershire College, to work with its students – the future stars of the industry – and give them an invaluable experience of working in a professional kitchen, serving real customers.

During the formal evening, 40 discerning diners will be served a five-course menu carefully crafted by Kuba and co, with the help of the College students.

On the menu are a selection of mouth-watering canapés; Carrot and Coconut to start; Scallop with seranno ham escabeche, paprika, black olive and rocket; Chicken with foie gras, morel mushroom, smoked potato, leek and wild garlic; Hazelnut with Pedro Ximénez, parfait, praline and chocolate; and Petit Fours.

Costing just £30 per person, each course will be perfectly paired with an alcoholic beverage too.

Gareth Crwys-Williams, Head of School for Catering and Hospitality, said: “After the success of Cheltenham’s Champions, we are very much looking forward to welcoming Kuba and his chefs from The Feathered Nest to Food Central Cheltenham Restaurant.

“Kuba has a wealth of experience working in restaurants such as Le Manoir aux quat’Saisons and he has competed in France and even Buckingham Palace. Our students will learn a lot from working with Kuba and his team, and I’m sure they take away a great deal of inspiration for their own cooking and future careers.”

There are a limited number of tickets remaining for The Feathered Nest at Food Central and advance booking is highly recommended. Call 07717 156767 to book or email The evening will start from 6pm.

If you’re a local chef or restaurant owner looking to showcase your cuisine in a new and exciting way, contact Gareth Crwys-Williams on 01242 532105 or email

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