South Shields students cook up a special menu

Students Courtney Raine, Sam Johnstone and Charlotte Dixon with Coun Alan Kerr, getting ready to serve diners at Bistro 150.
Students Courtney Raine, Sam Johnstone and Charlotte Dixon with Coun Alan Kerr, getting ready to serve diners at Bistro 150.

Chefs of the future are getting ready to serve up some delicious delights as part of South Tyneside’s annual Restaurant Week.

Students at South Tyneside College have created a mouth-watering menu, especially for the week - which starts on Saturday - to help demonstrate their skills and experience.

Bistro 150, which operates as a fully commercial restaurant in the college’s main campus in South Shields, will be serving up the students’ one off menu, offering a choice of two tempting starters, mains and desserts.

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “It is wonderful to have the college’s hospitality and catering department on board for this year’s Restaurant Week.

“The week offers students an opportunity to showcase their gourmet talents.

“I am sure all those visiting Bistro 150 will have a lovely time sampling the dishes on offer.”

Diners can enjoy two courses for £10 or three courses for £12, from Tuesday to Thursday, from noon to 2pm.

Alison Maynard, principal of South Tyneside College, said: “The college’s superb catering facilities give our talented and dedicated students the perfect environment to learn, and our Bistro 150 provides for the perfect dining experience.

“I hope diners will come along and sample the menu that our students have created just for them.”

Anyone interested in taking advantage of the college’s one-off menu can book a table at Bistro 150 by calling (0191) 427 3542.

The College is just one of more than 40 eateries across the borough taking part in the event, organised by South Tyneside Council.

For more information, go to www.southtyneside.gov.uk/restaurantweek.