The Department for Hotel Catering and Bakery Studies at Cornwall College Camborne is celebrating a double success this week after receiving a substantial grant from the Savoy Education Trust and student Anouska House winning a food service competition.

Eighteen-year-old Anouska, from St Agnes, won the best food service prize at the recent Catering 2000 Team Dinner Competition held at the College last month. She won a £50 prize for herself as well as an additional £500 worth of food for the Department.

Two independent judges put Anouska top of the team of waiting staff at the event, complementing her on the quality of food service, communication skills and overall performance.

Anouska is currently completing a two-year National Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and said: "I hope to progress to the foundation degree here at the college next year and specialise in hotel and catering management.'

The Savoy Education Trust has the sole aim of advancing the development of education, training and qualifications within the hospitality industry. Its annual grant scheme looks to reward good practice and invest in worthwhile programmes that will benefit a large number of present and future students.

The £8,500 awarded to the College's hospitality department has gone towards providing much needed new furniture and equipment to the bistro, one of the training restaurants that offer students real work experience.

Stuart Mathieson said of the grant: "The proactive stance adopted by the Savoy Trust toward hospitality education has allowed the centre to invest in equipment that will enhance the style and operation of its Bistro to bring it in line with current industrial practice."