London Mayor Boris Johnson enjoyed a masterchef class when he opened a new wing at Croydon College.
Mr. Johnson opened the Rotunda extension which includes a higher education library and a state-of-the-art learning resource centre.
During a visit to the college’s Chefs restaurant he witnessed some of the college’s cooking apprentices showing off their culinary skills. He was then presented with his very own chefs whites.
Mr. Johnson said that the College offered ‘some of the best learning facilities in the South East and Greater London’.
He added: “The Rotunda completes the capital investment made by Croydon College and will enable the college to continue to deliver the education and training needed by both residents and businesses in the community.”
The extension looks over College Green and is part of a £35 million investment that has taken just under two years to finish.
The principal and chief executive of the College, Frances Wadsworth, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Mayor of London to open our extension and to also showcase and demonstrate the impressive facilities we have here in the College.
“This is a real milestone and will dramatically improve the learning facilities for our students to ensure their future successes.”
After the official opening, the mayor was taken on a tour around the college and had the opportunity to meet students and staff.
Many senior figures in the Croydon community attended including Gavin Barwell, the MP for Central Croydon.