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Taste Restaurant has been offering fine-dining experiences for many years in Leicester. The restaurant is run by the Hospitality and Catering students who are committed to providing every customer with a unique dining experience. Our ethos is to ensure our customers receive the highest level of service whilst enjoying the quality of our food that has been cooked using locally sourced ingredients where possible. We make our own bread, churn our own ice cream, hand-make our own chocolates, produce our own pasta, flambé dishes in the restaurant – in fact, the whole gamut. The Restaurant is also fully licensed.
Taste restaurant customers can follow our students on their journey into the catering industry and can watch and taste for themselves how their culinary and service skills develop throughout the year. As we are a training environment, we offer real value for money.
Whether you are looking for a simple lunch, afternoon tea, an impressive meeting venue, private dining venue or an exciting table d’hote dinner, Taste restaurant can offer you a new experience in dining.
The Taste team go above and beyond expectations to ensure you will want to come back time and time again. Taste has received some wonderful reviews, which you can read on trip advisor
Nicky RandallProgramme Area Manager
FAVOURITE FOODPrawns. I enjoy all food and love dining out.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI was a student at Leicester College hospitality department in 1983-1985. I trained to be a chef but decided to work in Front of House instead in different hotels.
Andrea BridgeRestaurant Manager and Lecturer
FAVOURITE FOODMexican – I love a plate of cheesy nachos with guacamole and sour cream.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI have served the queen twice when she was alive during her reign and Prince Phillip and Kate Middleton.
Katy HerrodTrainer Assessor for Taste restaurant
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI originally trained to be a hairdresser, then decided it wasn’t for me. I started as a kitchen assistant and worked my way up to be a TA in the restaurant.
Paul LatimerProgram Lead Technical Level 2 and 3 Professional Cookery (Level 3 V.R.Q.)
FAVOURITE FOODAny meat-based products especially steak together with Asian influences and infusion.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI love a gadget especially if it saves time and produces a better product.
Dave FlanneryProgram Lead
FAVOURITE FOODItalian cuisine, especially Carbonara.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI re-home ex racing greyhounds and enjoy many rounds of golf.
Daniel MurphyProgram Lead
FAVOURITE FOODChocolate – I love all things chocolatey!
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI used to own a chocolate shop in partnership with an Olympian.
FAVOURITE FOODModern Indian cuisine.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI completed 5 years in a row a 100-mile canoe test over 4 days, I also have my coaching badges in kayaking.
FAVOURITE FOODFresh fish, cooked simply with seasonal vegetables.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI once cycled from Leicester to Manchester and had lunch at one of the highest altitude cafés in Derbyshire.
Marc JohnstonTrainer Assessor/Part time lecturer
FAVOURITE FOODChocolate mousse
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI sing in a band and have released 5 albums in my career (one of which got to number 20 in the American independent charts).
James BrookeChef Lecturer
FAVOURITE FOODAnything with lamb- smoked saddle dish previously made is at the top of the list currently. Nice rich reduction sauces from good stock.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI once ran for 15 hours on a treadmill non-stop.
Ian SandsPart time Lecturer
FAVOURITE FOODI like to try everything, I don’t have a favourite.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI can shear sheep and I used to breed and show Jacob sheep.I am also a qualified rugby coach. And used to teach the tigers academy players.
FAVOURITE FOODI love slow cooked meats, but my all-time comfort food is a lasagne.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI have done a full circle at Leicester college, being a student MANY YEARS ago, going into full time employment after qualifying, going back to Leicester college to teach. I Also own my own Deli in Loughborough.
James KerrodTrainer assessor in hospitality and catering
FAVOURITE FOODI enjoy most things, but I would have to say that focaccia is my favourite.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUI am the youngest member of the team and was only a student at Leicester college a few years ago.