Masterchef winner Anton Piotrowski inspires students

Hugh Baird College's L20 Hotel School welcomed 2012 Masterchef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski and his team from Liverpool's Röski Restaurant to their L20 Restaurant to work alongside students to produce a stunning menu for 60 guests.

Chef Piotrowski began his career at aged 14 working under some of the South West's most renowned chefs before moving to London where he spent the 7 years working with some of the greatest culinary chefs at the time. In 2013 he gained a Michelin star at the Treby Arms in Devon.

Anton and his team worked alongside L20 Hotel School students to prepare and serve a five-course taster menu which included; Israeli cauliflower with parmesan custard and tuille, scallop on a curried parsnip puree with ants, maple glazed duck breast with almond crumbs, blueberry curd and satsuma meringue and to finish, a white chocolate custard, forced rhubarb and builder's tea ice cream.

L20 Hotel Student Leah Johnson said:

"To get the opportunity to work alongside Chef Piotrowski and his team from Röski was an incredible experience and to hear his experience of gaining a Michelin star was really inspiring. We all learnt so much and prepping ants was a first for me!"

Anton Piotrowski said:

"It was great to see the students getting involved, they are the future of this industry and we have to look after them as much as we can. They asked lots of questions and I was really impressed with their commitment and appetite to learn new skills."
"At Röski Restaurant, we hope to give diners the best experience they can have and with the culinary talent I've seen at L20 Hotel School today, I'd be happy to have any of the students on-board with us to continue this."

To find out more about our L20 Hotel School Hospitality & Catering courses, visit www.hughbaird.ac.uk/hospitality

To find out more about Röski Restaurant, visit www.roskirestaurant.com

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