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WestKing’s hospitality students looking even smarter after uniform donation

Westminster Kingsway College’s hospitality students are looking extra smart after a donation of uniforms from catering company Amadeus.

WestKing’s hospitality students looking even smarter after uniform donation

Amadeus has gifted the college a selection of male and female jackets and trousers along with waistcoats, skirts, dresses, shirts and ties, which happen to be the same purple colour as the uniforms already worn by hospitality students at the college.

The Birmingham-based company provides catering for around four million visitors a year at NEC Group venues including the NEC, ICC, Resorts World, Utilita Arena Birmingham and The Vox, and at various external events across the UK.

Amadeus decided to donate the clothing following a refresh of its uniform across its estate and learning about WestKing’s excellent reputation for hospitality training from its uniform supplier Russums. The uniforms were previously worn by staff at The Vox.

Paul Jervis, Head of School for Hospitality and Culinary Arts said: “We are incredibly grateful to receive this fantastic donation of hospitality service uniforms from Amadeus.

“Over the years WestKing has received generous support from many catering suppliers who have kindly provided industry equipment and clothing to help us train the next generation of chefs and hospitality professionals to the highest possible standards.

“As a college, we have been very proactive when it comes to recycling and tackling food waste. This latest contribution to the college is just another example of how WestKing is looking to become more sustainable, not just in hospitality, but across the wider college group.”

The donation also represents WestKing and Amadeus’s shared passion for growth and development of people wanting to work or who are currently employed in the hospitality sector.

The uniforms will not only be used by students and apprentices training at the college’s Victoria Centre but also be available for students to borrow when they go for job interviews.

Mark Charlampowicz, General Manager of The Vox, said: “Our uniform donation to WestKing demonstrates our commitment to empowering careers and supporting the growth of aspiring caterers. Through this unique partnership, talented individuals entering the culinary world will receive the necessary attire to confidently progress in their careers.

“This signifies the importance of investing in the next generation, promoting education, and working together to elevate the catering to new heights. With this promising start, the future holds endless possibilities for this impactful industry partnership between Amadeus and WestKing.”

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