Principal Suzanne Duncan with Emma Richardson

Catering Student Flourishes As She Swaps Feeding Horse To Feeding People

Sat, 2001-11-10 00:00

Student Emma Richardson has picked up a coveted Student of the Month award at East Durham College for her hard work on her new catering and hospitality course.

Emma, 18, from Peterlee, started the course in September after studying Horse Care at the College’s Houghall Campus last year.

And despite the course change and being in a totally different environment, Emma has really taken to it and is enjoying the new challenges ahead of her, but was still really surprised to be put forward for the Award.

Emma, who attended the informal awards ceremony with her very proud parents, said: “It was totally unexpected to win the Student of the Month award but I’m really proud of what I have achieved since joining this new course.

“I am really enjoying all the aspects of the course, from working in the kitchen to helping to serve and work in the Scene1 restaurant.”

And Emma has taken to the course so well that she hopes that her future lies in catering once she finishes her qualification.

Emma added: “I really love what I am doing so much, that I hope I can keep up the good level of work, get a high qualification and then go on and start my own catering business.”

Sharon Littler, Programme Leader for Catering & Hospitality, nominated Emma for the Award and was impressed by her professionalism and very high standard of work.

Sharon said: “Emma has 100% attendance and punctuality and completes all of her tasks to a very high standard. Her professionalism and they way she works with other members of her course is fantastic.

“Emma is a joy to teach and she is never without a smile on her face, she is always happy to help tutors and other members of the team, she displays excellent customer service and practical skills. She is a fantastic ambassador for our department.”