WORK experience has created employment opportunities for trainee chefs and waiters.

Catering and hospitality students at Riverside College took part in three special events at Dobbies Garden Centre which led to work experience and part time jobs for three students.

The college was invited to help at several promotional events including an autumn launch, bonfire night and the unveiling of a Christmas menu.

The young people from the college’s Scholars Restaurant served customers with samples of food and drink.

The young people made such a good impression, three students from Runcorn, Brandon Lowe, Cobi Campbell and Chloe Berry secured part time jobs at Dobbies working in the busy restaurant.

Centre of Excellence in Hospitality and Catering tutor Joanna Leather said: “Our students really enjoyed taking part in the three events and they have gained some really valuable work experience and customer service skills.

“Brandon, Chloe and Cobi have done very well to secure employment; their professionalism shone throughout and I am very proud of them.”

These are the latest in a series of partnership events at the garden centre.

Hair, beauty, media make-up and nail students provided a host of treatments at last year’s Ladies Night.

Students who took part included Phillip Carruthers, Cian Parker-Hall, Cobi Campbell, Kyle O’Dwyer, Kayleigh Worth, Imogyn Ireland, Jordan Birch, Brandon Lowe, Chloe Berry and Lewis Beswick.