Longfield Academy is very proud of the opportunity for our students to access a Professional Catering Course (City & Guilds) at Post 16. Our students complete Level 1, 2 and 3 courses covering all aspects of food preparation, handling, planning and costing menus as well as front of house service.
The Telescope Bistro is a fine dining experience open to the public every Thursday and Friday. We seat up to 35 diners in each sitting with a menu planned by the students.
Our guests are amazed at the quality of food and service and enjoy dining during the academy day.
Please see below the menu for this week.
“I have recommended this unique dining experience to my friends and family” – Mr G Glover
Payment is made by either cash or cheque accompanied by a bank card.
Please be aware that the schools car park can sometimes be full, but there is an overflow car park towards the end of the school. Please do not park on the chevrons.
The Professional Chef
Our chef lecturer Paul Plummer is truly passionate about food. He has been in the trade for the past 21 years and been teaching for the last five, passing his culinary skills on to the next generation of chefs. Paul has worked in Michelin listed restaurants and won a number of competitions throughout his career.
Paul studied at Thanet Technical College, as have many famous celebrity chefs including Gary Rhodes, Nathan Outlaw and Mark Sargent, to name a few. He achieved distinction grades throughout his course. Paul is very passionate about his career and is keen on supporting local producers to make his dishes the best quality and taste. Paul incorporates classical cooking with modern techniques.
Students respond well to skilful questioning. As a result, they think deeply and use skills such as inference and empathy to move their learning on. Very effective learning was observed in a science lesson in Year 7 where skilful questioning led to students challenging their own thoughts and considering the views of others.
Students receive excellent information, advice and guidance, including careers advice. All students leaving the academy go on to further or higher education, employment or training.
Students in the sixth form feel valued and supported. During their time in the sixth form, they take on many different responsibilities around the academy, including supporting and mentoring younger pupils.