TV chefs host charity dinner at college

PUBLISHED: 09:52 10 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:28 10 June 2015

TV chefs Chris and James Tanner with Bromley College students

TV chefs Chris and James Tanner with Bromley College students


Students work with Tanner brothers on three-course meal

TV chefs Chris and James Tanner hosted a charity dinner at Bromley College this week – with help from students.

The brothers brought their team from the Kentish Hare pub and restaurant in Bidborough, which they own, to work alongside students at the Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College in Orpington.

Together, the students and the professionals prepared and served the three-course meal to guests in the college’s student-run restaurant, BR6.

All proceeds from the dinner went to the charity Action Against Hunger.

The brothers are patrons of the career college, which is the first in London. Career colleges are part of a national drive to provide young people with more vocational training, and offer an academic and vocational education to young people aged between 14 and 19.

Chris Tanner said: “Monday’s dinner provides a vivid example of how the 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.”

Career college head Scott Freeman added: “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.”

Events will be held at the college over the next four weeks aimed at attracting more students.

There will be taster events for budding chefs on Thursday, June 25 and Thursday, July 2, and a barbecue on Wednesday, June 24, which is open to the public.

For information about the chef taster events, visit

For information about the barbecue, go to

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