Restaurant at college reopens for customers.
EAST Durham College's bistrostyle restaurant Scene 1 is set to reopen its doors as the new academic term gets under way.
The restaurant, which has a fully licensed bar and is based in the college's Peterlee Campus, on Willerby Grove, will be open Tuesday-Friday lunchtimes (12pm-2pm) as well as Tuesday evening (6pm-9pm) and Thursday evening (7pm-8.45pm) from Tuesday 22nd September.
Sharon Littler, programme leader for hospitality and catering, said she can't wait to get back to full working order as the new students get the opportunity to put their new skills into practice in a working environment.
She said: "The restaurant is a really important aspect of the training our students receive.
"It ensures they get real live experience of serving and cooking for real paying customers.
"It's great when the restaurant is full as it puts the students under real pressure and teaches them how to cope with it - and that's vital experience in this industry."