Top TV chefs team up with Bromley Career College students for sold out charity dinner


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TV chefs, Chris and James Tanner joined forces with students from Bromley’s Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College last night to prepare and serve a special charity dinner.


The dinner, which took place at BR6 – the College’s student-led restaurant in Orpington – heralds the start of a month of special events at the Career College. These are aimed at encouraging more students to come to the college to purse a career in hospitality, food and enterprise. Two taster events for budding chefs will take place on Thursday 25 June and Thursday 2 July, and a barbecue on 24 June is also planned, which is open to the public.


The Tanner brothers, owners of the award-winning ‘Kentish Hare’ pub and restaurant in Bidborough, Kent, are patrons of Bromley College’s new student-led restaurant- BR6 – where the event took place.


The special evening featured a three-course meal, prepared and cooked by Chris, James and their team from the Kentish Hare – supported by first year Career College students. All proceeds went to the charity Action Against Hunger.


The special menu included a Ballantine of salmon, Gressingham duck breast and lemon and passion fruit meringue.


Chris and James Tanner have been extremely supportive of Bromley’s Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College, which opened in September 2014. They said:


“Less than a year since this ground breaking initiative opened, tonight’s dinner provides a vivid example of how the Career College has unlocked the talent, skill and commitment of the students. We were really impressed with their commitment to working hard, willingness to learn and their positive attitude to ensuring the diners had a brilliant meal.


“Both the facilities and the teaching are first class here and they come together to provide students with the best chance to gain the experience and qualifications they need to succeed. This is especially the case as there are many career opportunities already available in the sector ,with more to come so this is a perfect place for people to place their foot on the first rung of the ladder.”



The Career College is the first in London, part of a national initiative to provide young people with employer-led, career-focused education within specific industries where excellent career opportunities lie.



Scott Freeman, Head of the Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College says:


“We are hugely grateful to Chris and James for getting involved with this event – which was a great experience for our students and our guests. A great evening was had by all, supporting a charity so close to many of our hearts.


“The unique element of our Career College is the fact that our students get real exposure to the industry and really do learn from the experts. The Kentish Hare event is a great example of this and represents the huge level of support we are receiving from people at the very top of the industry.”



For information about the chef taster events, budding chefs can register at


For information about the Open House Barbecue, please go to


For more information about the Career College and the opportunities available, please go to:


For more information, please contact Mark Brooks, head of marketing and communications at [email protected] or 07834 452357

For more information about the Tanner Brothers, please see


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