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Students from the L20 Hotel School at Hugh Baird College have been put through their paces thanks to Matt Worswick, executive chef of Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa in Wirral.


Twelve students from the L20 Hotel School were treated to a cooking master class with Matt and his team as part of the November Guest Chef evening. 


Students were treated to a question and answer session with Matt and a demonstration in the technique of cooking with liquid nitrogen.  The students were then set to work to prepare the evening menu, which included cured salmon with wasabi and pickled cucumber and pig cheeks and salt baked heritage carrots, both dishes on the menu at Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa’s fine dining restaurant The Lawns.


Matt Worswick, executive chef at the four star Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa in Wirral said: “It’s a privilege to be able to help young chefs at the start of their careers and to give them real life insight into a career in food.  


“The students asked some great questions, particularly in relation to my experiences running a busy hotel food operation and appearing on Great British Menu, and they impressed me with their skills, work ethic and creativity in the kitchen.” 


Mark Amesbury added:  “At the L20 Hotel School, our students are exposed to truly unique opportunities to engage with high profile industry leaders, right through from the age of fourteen. Thanks to the support of chefs such as Matt Worswick, we are able to prepare students for their careers and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more big names throughout the coming year.”


The L20 Hotel School forms part of one of the UK’s first Hospitality and Visitor Economy Career Colleges for 14-19 year olds, in partnership with the Career College Trust.  The facility offers students both academic and practical preparation for the world of work within the Hospitality and Visitor Economy industries, both areas of huge employment growth in the Liverpool City Region. 


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