Are there any aspiring chefs on campus who host occasional exclusive gourmet pop-up dinners?
One of the best options for students that want to practice cooking is joining the butteries, which are basically student operated kitchens. These provide the students with the opportunity to experiment in the kitchen and get paid for it. Students can apply to work for the buttery and, if they are accepted, will work there once or twice a week in the evenings for pay. Anyone else can book the buttery during hours when it’s not in operation for their own cooking, as many students choose to do.
Other options available to students include joining Brewhouse, a student-led pop-up coffee project which provides a variety of beverages including hot and cold espresso-based drinks, hot chocolate, and chai.
A great opportunity for a bit of cooking is the Masterchef event held by the school’s Dining Hall Committee. Students can join in pairs in order to be part of the competition. The rest of the student body is free to watch, try food, and also participate in a variety of games. At the end, there are big prizes to be won by participants, including copious amounts of food.