The Hospitality & Catering team at East Sussex College Eastbourne host free online classes for adults as we continue life in lockdown

Following the success of the one-day Hairdressing course earlier this month, East Sussex College is pleased to announce new one-day courses for adults, taking place next week.

If you’ve wanted to learn a new skill in lockdown, there is still time. Master a magnificent main meal in the first virtual class on Wednesday 3rd March (11.30am-12.30pm): Sussex Smokie. If you prefer something sweet, then the ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding Class’ on 4th March (11.30am-12.30pm) is for you. Learn in a live virtual classroom under the guidance of experienced tutors and perfect your beauty look or master the dishes so you’re ready for post-lockdown dinner parties!

Oliver Zecchin, manager of Kings Restaurant at ESC Eastbourne, alongside Laura Da Silva-Henriques, says, “The government announcement this week has enabled us to focus more positively on the future. With the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and hopefully an end to lockdown now in sight, we are starting to feel more hopeful. We are not out of the woods just yet, however, so we are offering these classes as an opportunity for adults to engage. If you’re shielding or living alone, it’s a great way to connect with others and learn a new skill which can be so beneficial to our mental health. Not only that, but you’ll also learn some new culinary skills to impress friends and family with when we do eventually emerge from lockdown.”

These classes are free but you will need to purchase your own ingredients and register your place. Tutorials will be hosted through Google Classroom, with spaces allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To access Google Classroom, you will need a Gmail account. Don’t worry if you don’t have one – you can register for free at

Once you’ve enrolled onto the class, you will receive a welcome email, along with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Prior to the class, you will be sent a list of ingredients to purchase prior to the session, and recommended kitchen utensils to have available.

 Introduction to Cookery (Sussex Smokie)

Introduction to Cookery (Sticky Toffee Pudding)