College names new restaurant

Shrewsbury College has announced that their new London Road training restaurant will be called Origins.

A competition to find the new name was launched in March this year and attracted more than 240 entries from students, staff, school children and members of the local community.

Shrewsbury College tutor, Steven Harris, submitted the winning entry. “The name is based on ‘On The Origins of Species’ by Charles Darwin,” he explained.

Entries were whittled down by a panel of judges including current Hospitality & Catering students, Lecturing Chefs, a College Governor and Principal, Steve Wain.

“We are delighted with the name Origins,” said the College’s Marketing Manager, Charmian Turner. “The judging panel are pleased that it links to Charles Darwin and reflects the local Shropshire produce that students incorporate into their dishes. It is also quite fitting that their training at Origins will mark the start of their careers.”

Mr Harris received vouchers for a complimentary meal for four at the new restaurant and an iPad Mini, which was kindly donated by Edward Finch Partnership. He will also be invited to the Official Opening of the restaurant later this year as part of his prize.

Shrewsbury College’s commercial restaurant and training kitchens are relocating from the Radbrook site to London Road as part of a £15 million project to improve and modernise the latter campus.

Origins restaurant will be open to the public and taking bookings from September 2013.

For more information on the wide range of Hospitality & Catering courses at the College, please call the Course Information Team on 01743 342342.

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