Oaklands College’s The Stables Restaurant hosts Veterans Day lunch

Oaklands College welcome war veterans to The Stables restaurant for commemorative three-course meal.


ST ALBANS — Oaklands College was extremely proud to have welcomed 22 special guests, including World War I veterans and current servicemen and women to The Stables Restaurant for a three-course meal, to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

As part of the ‘St Albans Remembers’ initiative which was running throughout the city and in line with the colleges #ThereButNotThere campaign, the restaurant was transformed into a breath-taking homage to the past, with Photography students’ tributary images and memoirs from World War I on display throughout the restaurant.

The Veterans Day lunch offered Oaklands College students studying a range of courses from Hospitality & Catering to Photography, the opportunity to be a part of the event and gain valuable experience towards their studies, whilst paying their respects to the fallen.

The Stables restaurant Head Chef Martin West, who led the catering service said; “As a college we take pleasure in supporting the local community. The event went incredibly well and the students who were on-hand were a glowing tribute to the college.”

The inaugural event was overseen and championed by Oaklands College Head of Estates and Facilities and former army serviceman John Hatchett, restaurant supervisor Ian Fitzgerald and Paul Wood, who was previously a Senior Chef Lecturer at the college.

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