One star hygiene rating for UK college restaurant training chefs of the future

The training restaurant at Neath Port Talbot College has scored a one star food hygiene rating.

Inspectors visited the restaurant called Blasus at the Dwr Y Felin Road campus last month.

blasus.Neath Port Talbot CollegeThey found major improvement was needed in hygienic food handling, improvement was necessary in the cleanliness and condition of facilities and the building while the management of food safety was only generally satisfactory.

The ratings range from the lowest which is zero to the highest which is five.

The restaurant, formally known as the Paragon Restaurant before a £45,000 refurbishment in 2010, has been training students and serving the community for more than 25 years.

A spokeswoman for the college said: “Our Training Restaurant ‘Blasus’ and Level 1 Trainee Chefs were audited by the Environmental Health Officer on Tuesday 08 March 2016. Regrettably, on this occasion, we did not meet our usual “Five Star” hygiene rating.

“As with any hospitality business, the safety of our customers is paramount and all our students and staff have responded positively to the Environmental Health Officer’s report. All recommendations have been addressed and we have requested a re-grade visit.

“This has been a valuable training experience for all our students.”