The Food Academy

The Food Academy is a training restaurant providing commercial experience for students. It is based at Leeds City College’s Printworks Campus near to Crown Point Shopping Park and the Royal Armouries. If you’re ever down that way it’s well worth a visit. You can book into their restaurant, or simply pop in to the cafe and deli for a bite to eat. On Fridays they have a butcher shop there too.

We sampled the food in the restaurant last week. Everything was done by the students at the academy, including managing the bar, the front of house and all the prep and cooking in the kitchen. These students created some amazing dishes, which were completely delicious. We can’t rate these talented new chefs highly enough; the food they created was incredibly professional.

Please support the academy and its students by visiting and enjoying some of the amazing food they’re creating there. It will be a treat!

This was our menu, and there are images of the dishes we were served below:

Veal and Goats Cheese Nugget
Pickled beetroot, cucumber, spring onion, radish

Saffron infused Scallop
Herb soup, salmon roe, wasabi pea

Plate of pork
Black pudding & chilli crusted pork fillet, slow braised belly, pomme puree

Chocolate & Coconut Torte
Coconut shavings, blackberry sorbet, torched meringues