The new BR6 Bakehouse in Orpington Town Centre was officially opened today by Chris and James Tanner.
The student-led venture is the second phase of the very successful BR6 Restaurant - which launched in 2015 – and is the centrepiece of London South East Colleges’ pioneering Hospitality Food and Enterprise Career College.
The Tanners were given a tour of the Bakehouse, along with a number of VIPs including Crème de la Crème judge Cherish Finden and the Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ian Payne.
Students prepared and served an afternoon tea to guests, and Chris and James cut a very special cake to mark the official opening.
The new Bakehouse is an extension of the existing BR6 Restaurant, which has gone from strength to strength over the past two years. It is currently rated as the No 1 restaurant on Trip Advisor for the local area.
A welcome addition to the town centre, Bakehouse@BR6 will serve light lunches, coffees, cakes and cocktails, along with a shop selling a range of baked goods for customers to buy - and will be opening to the public on Wednesday, 19th April.
BR6 is the centrepiece of London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College, part of the national Career College network.
This pioneering Career College launched in 2015 and offers an employer-led curriculum. This ensures that students are taught skills that are wholly relevant to the industry and will prepare them for an exciting career.
Students not only get the chance to train in a real working environment (BR6), but also get to visit a number of top restaurant and hotels. The curriculum also includes masterclasses by industry experts along with exciting work experience placements and shadowing opportunities.
The Career College offers a range of hospitality and catering courses from Level 1 right through to its new degree course - a fast track BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship.