Our StarBistros serve some of the finest food from the Cotswolds, and over the years we’ve built great relationships with local suppliers, created some truly amazing dishes and taken full advantage of deliciously seasonal produce. Along the way we’ve supported National Star College learners to gain real work experience both in our kitchens and front of house, preparing them for a future full of new possibilities. We’ve got a lot of knowledge, experience, recipes, ideas and tips that we’d like to share. If you’re interested, please take a look at our blog!
On 12 October StarBistro held its first Cider and Food Pairing Evening in partnership with Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist. Attendees enjoyed a delicious five-course menu prepared by StarBistro Head Chef Joe Parke, with food expertly paired with a variety of ciders.
We’re proud to share that on 12 October StarBistro will hold its first ever cider and food pairing event. Excitingly, we have partnered with Gabe Cook – ‘The Ciderologist’ – to offer guests an unforgettable tasting experience.
All of the young people at National Star’s StarBistro are encouraged to make the dishes they love, and we hope you will love making one of Alex’s favourites: Chilli Con Carne with Jewelled Rice, Sour Cream, Guacamole and Nachos.
StarBistro Head Chef Joe has spent time working in Italy. For our February blog post he has partnered with Cesca, a student at National Star who speaks fluent Italian, to share a delicious chicken-based Mediterranean recipe.
It’s cold and dark outside and Christmas is a distant memory. That means there’s no better time to eat and drink the things that give us comfort – starting with a bowl of our delicious Wild Mushroom and Dark Beer Soup!
Protecting the health of National Star students and residents
To protect the health of our residential students and long-term residents, National Star is limiting access to some of its facilities. This applies to National Star, Ullenwood, Foundation House and Elizabeth House in Gloucester, Bradbury Gardens in Cheltenham, Matrixcare in Malvern and Ledbury Road, Hereford.
These sites are now considered ‘self-isolating’ households. This is a precautionary measure taking into consideration the latest Government advice around ‘at risk’ groups self-isolating for 12 weeks. Only staff, visiting professionals and close family members will be granted access. Stringent infection control measures are in place in order to enable this reduced access to continue.