Trainee chefs cooked up a festive feast to help homeless people.

Catering students from Highbury College put on a special Christmas dinner for people supported by Hope House homeless shelter in Milton Road, Portsmouth.

The students visited the shelter Tuesday evening armed with a delicious turkey dinner and Christmas puddings and mince pies which they served to 30 people and one dog.

The meal had been prepared at the College’s training kitchens at its Winston Churchill Avenue campus in Portsmouth city centre using meat provided by Owtons butchers in Southampton while the puddings and mince pies were donated by Harvest fine foods in the New Forest.

It was the fourth year the College provided dinner for the hostel.

One of the students who helped serve the feast was Luke Galea who is studying an NVQ in catering.

The 16-year-old from Paulsgrove said: "Everyone was really happy about the meal and one of them was pleased to be able to bring their dog along too.

"It’s a great thing for Highbury College to do. I think it’s the sort of thing that more people should experience.

"It feels good to be able to give something back to the community."

Catering lecturer Matt Sussex added: ‘It’s the fourth year we have held this event for homeless people at Hope House in Portsmouth.

"It’s another way that Highbury College shows its passion for Portsmouth by giving back to the community while also providing positive experiences for students.

"It’s We look forward to visiting the shelter again next Christmas. "It’s

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  • Date 14/12/2017