Cheshire College’s partnership with CREATE Education elevates their Hospitality and Catering courses

Earlier this year, as part of a fantastic collaboration between the College, CREATE Education, Ultimaker and Makyu, the Hospitality and Catering Department secured the temporary provision of a 3D Printer, Structur3D Paste Extruder and Makyu FormBox. Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Mark Parsons, was instrumental in developing the partnership, ensuring learners have access to innovative technologies.

The 3D Printer was used to print out bespoke models which are then turned into plastic food preparation moulds
using the Makyu FormBox. The models are then used to develop a wide variety of modern edible creations, including an Academy ‘Snickers’ chocolate bar.

Shane Guildford, Hospitality and Catering Lecturer, commented: “The really amazing part is that some of the layers of the desserts were actually 3D printed too – fully edible food items! Our innovative collaboration with CREATE Education has elevate hospitality and food innovation to another level. We at Cheshire College were extremely grateful to CREATE for this amazing opportunity.”

This project has engaged learners and raised aspirations throughout the year.

For more information or to enrol on a Hospitality and Catering course, please call 01270 654654 (Crewe Campus) / 01244 656555 (Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses) or email